IRC log of mw4d on 2009-06-29

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MEETING: MW4D IG bi-monthly call
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+ +1.412.9.aaaa
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zakim, aaaa is arun
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+arun; got it
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zakim, make log public
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I don't understand 'make log public', stef
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rrsagent, make log public
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Scribe: stephane
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Topic: approval of last meeting minutes
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12:06:55 [Raphael]
OK with me
12:07:01 [Arun]
fine with me
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Topic: review of action items
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Raphael to summarize how to deal with context in the discussion page
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Steph to put an issue number in front of each issue
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Steph to write accessiblity aspect in the scope of the doc section
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Lauri to review tools msection of the wiki and complete it with
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.mobi tools
12:11:29 [Raphael]
I can also help on the wiki edition
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if needed
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Lauri to send a mail about Web-server in the mobile phone
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Arun: lots of project around mobile at ibm
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Raphael: a news on
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new suite of apps by grameen foundation
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from appslab in uganda
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very close to what we are doing in liberia
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google traders
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Topic: roadmap
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12:38:28 [Arun]
It is useful but hard to build, I think
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stephane: very useful resource need a meaningful visual representation
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need further discussion
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ACTION: raphael to develop the concept and propose a visual representation of the recommandation
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ACTION: raphael to develop the concept of context/scorecardand propose a visual representation of the recommandation
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rrsagent, drop action 1
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12:42:59 [Raphael]
Stef proposes to postpone discussion around issue 4
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12:43:01 [betty]
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12:43:20 [stef]
stephane: issue 4 postponed for more material in the roadmap before discussing the issue
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stef: proposes to use color to show open and closes issues
12:44:05 [Raphael]
I think it is a good idea
12:44:07 [Arun]
12:44:15 [Raphael]
do you have colors in this wiki?
12:44:16 [betty]
Colour will be great.
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action: steph to use color to show the state of actions
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issue 6: wich technology to consider
12:45:04 [Raphael]
Welcome, Lauri
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steph: sms, mobile browsing, voice apps
12:45:37 [Lauri]
OK, Lauri managed to join now the IRC channel by Mobile
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native java apps
12:46:05 [Raphael]
shall we add J2ME?
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Stef: API to access social networks
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RSS readers
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12:48:24 [stef]
ack raphael
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raphael: we should includes all sort of applications
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and explain the boundaries
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raphael: interested on all kind of apps
12:49:39 [stef]
all technologies should be considered
12:50:06 [Arun]
we can start with the complete set and as we go along we can prune out those which do not lead to useful solutions
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Stef: select the major now for now and start with these
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Stef: would geolocalization be the limit?
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Stef: potential use of the social networks
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This last item seems also very interesting and potentially powerful to me
12:52:39 [Arun]
with social networks are we not venturing into solution space
12:52:52 [Raphael]
yes, but in API, we are
12:53:14 [Lauri]
To me social networks are like application. Not technology
12:53:16 [betty]
How intensive do rural people use social networking?
12:53:17 [Raphael]
and API give access to people and maybe social solutions
12:53:49 [Raphael]
Not much yet, I suppose, but the potential seems huge
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TradeNet works currently on this
12:54:17 [betty]
Agree with Lauri. Social networking is part of applications.
12:54:26 [Raphael]
(Now called Esoko)
12:54:46 [Lauri]
Lauri has 3 Q's to ask before we close the call
12:55:09 [Arun]
I would consider discovering social networks from available data as technology rather than the entire social networking space - since it would have social aspects, business aspects etc.
12:55:29 [Raphael]
Lauri: what is the timetable for the document?
12:55:53 [Raphael]
Stef: version that is publishable by the end of August.
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Q: Do you have a sample, from another group, that may show us the possible output format? (what we are aiming)
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Lauri: will there be a press release. What "make available" means?
12:57:50 [Raphael]
Steph: yes a press release will be made via w3c.
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Lauri: what is the status of the w3c foundation?
13:00:13 [Raphael]
Steph: Staff has been hired last January. The foundation is now looking for funding. When secured, the WF is planning to work on things such as making web content accessible to illiterate people, etc.
13:01:40 [Raphael]
Steph: mw4d is one programme of the foundation. There is another one government transparency (to web users)
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and other topics
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Steph: any othe question ?
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Next call is next Monday (6 July)
13:02:30 [Raphael]
Fine with me, thanks.
13:02:36 [betty]
Thank you. Bye
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MWI_MW4D IG()8:00AM has ended
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Attendees were steph, +1.412.9.aaaa, arun, raphael, betty, Lauri
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action: stephane to summarize discussion around technology in the discsussion page
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rrsagent, make minutes
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I have made the request to generate stef
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