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Web of Things Working Group Charter Approved; join the Web of Things Working Group (Call for Participation)

From: Xueyuan Jia <xueyuan@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 23:09:50 +0800
To: public-wot-wg@w3.org
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Dear members of the Web of Things Working Group,

I'm relaying the Call for Participation to the Working Group's primarily 
public mailing list, to notify the group of its Charter Approved.

Best regards,

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Subject: 	Web of Things Working Group Charter Approved; join the Web of 
Things Working Group (Call for Participation)
Date: 	Tue, 27 Dec 2016 22:44:22 +0800
From: 	Xueyuan Jia <xueyuan@w3.org>
To: 	w3c-ac-members@w3.org
CC: 	chairs@w3.org

Dear Advisory Committee Representatives,

The Director is pleased to announce the approval of the Web of Things
Working Group charter:

The group is chartered through 31 December 2018.

The Web of Things seeks to counter the fragmentation of the IoT through
standard complementing building blocks (e.g., metadata and APIs) that
enable easy integration across IoT platforms and application domains.
This Working Group Charter covers those aspects that the Web of Things
Interest Group believes are mature enough to progress to W3C
Recommendations, namely, Thing Description, Scripting API, Binding
Templates, and Security and Privacy considerations. Additional detail is
available in the charter's Scope section:

Please use the following form to join the group. The form will also
instruct you how to nominate participants:

The Working Group chairs are Matthias Kovatsch (Siemens), Kazuo Kajimoto
(Panasonic), and Michael McCool (Intel). The initial Team Contacts are
Kazuyuki Ashimura, Dave Raggett, and Yingying Chen for a total of 0.4 FTE.

The Working Group plans to have its first face-to-face meeting on
February 5-9, 2017 in Santa Clara, US.

More information about the Web of Things Working Group can be found on
its home page:

Results of Charter Call for Review

We called for charter review on 13 September 2016:

Thanks to the 57 Members who provided input:

53 members supported the charter, 2 Formally Objected, 1 did not
support, and 1 abstained. In response to review feedback, we revised the
charter and shared the revisions with AC reviewers. Google withdrew
their objection; Mozilla has not done so; other reviewers supported or
did not object to the revisions. The changes from the original reviewed
charter are summarized as follows:

* Increase the focus on the Thing Description,
* Make a single Scripting API, "a secondary deliverable and in case of
conflicts, the Thing Description deliverable will have priority."
* Make binding templates informative
* Increase the security requirements with a security testing plan
* Add liaisons (a non-exclusive list of internal and external groups)

A detailed disposition of comments is available:

This announcement follows section 7.1.2 of the W3C Process Document:

and the Call for Participation follows section 5.2.4 of the W3C Process

Thank you,

For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director,
Wendy Seltzer, Strategy Management Lead, and
Kazuyuki Ashimura, Dave Raggett, Yingying Chen, WoT WG Team Contacts;
Xueyuan Jia, W3C Marketing & Communications
Received on Tuesday, 27 December 2016 15:08:44 UTC

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