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[action required] ORCA CG name change and new home

Hello ORCA Community Group members.

We are changing the CG name from ORCA to ORTC as requested by some of our members and other W3C members for various reasons discussed in that last CG meeting. Minutes can be found here: http://ortc.org/ortc-cg-meetings/

After discussing this with the W3C we had the choice to a.) change the name to ORTC but keep the current ORCA URI or b.) set up an entirely new CG. Since we didn’t want any confusion (ORTC CG name with a ORCA URI) we opted for the second option.

We have been told that a second legal review should not be necessary by your sponsoring organization since the new CG is simply replacing the existing CG.

Here is what that means to you as a member of ORCA:

  • You will need to join the new CG: http://www.w3.org/community/ortc/
  • You will need to join the public mail list.
  • Signups for the ORCA group will soon be suspended
  • Emails sent to the ORCA mail lists will not go through, you will need to use the new lists for new postings. Emails sent to the orca lists will return a message pointing to the new lists at ORTC CG.
  • ORCA mail lists will live on and will be referenced for historical purposes.
  • All Community Groups fall under the guidelines in the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA), so nothing changes there.

Soon we hope to publish a Public Working Draft of the API so that we can start implementing the API.  Some of that work has already begun: https://github.com/openpeer/ortc-lib

If you have any questions about the name change please forward those to erik@hookflash.com

Thank you all for you continued support!

Our first ORCA CG meeting!

Here are the ORCA Community Group meeting details for our very first CG meeting.

Time: Thursday, February 20, 2014 10am Pacific (UTC−08:00)

Location: Hangouts (Updated: Feb 20)

Agenda
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• Introduction to the CG
• Quick review of progress to date
• Overview of meeting objectives
– Existing proposals review
– New proposals & review
– API discussion
• Closing remarks
• Action items
– Table CG name change to ORTC (via Silvia Pfeiffer)

NOTE: If you are on the public mail list but have not yet joined the Community Group but would like to attend the meeting you may certainly do so. However, if you are planning on making a contribution you will need to join the CG and make those contributions on the mail list.

Here is the link to the current CG participants and a link to join:
http://www.w3.org/community/orca/participants

Looking forward to seeing you!
/Erik

Object RTC Walkthrough – Slides

The Object RTC Walkthrough yesterday was tons of fun and we had plenty of great feedback. Thanks to everyone who joined us onsite and remotely.

Here is a link to the slides and what the video recordings:

Slides: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yprr409npt2dctw/25kmYKxZzM

Ustream Recordings: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ortc-live

NOTE: There were some issues with the software we were using (Ustream Producer) so only part of the presentation was live/recorded. We do have the entire Walkthrough recorded on another camera. We will get that up on YouTube as quickly as we can.

We would encourage everyone that attended to join the Community Group so we can continue to evolve the API alongside the current WebRTC work.

First Draft of Object RTC (ORTC) API for WebRTC published by ORCA – Object-RTC API Community Group

On 2013-11-03 the ORCA – Object-RTC API Community Group published the first draft of the following specification:

Participants contribute material to this specification under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-orca@w3.org. Learn more about the ORCA – Object-RTC API Community Group.

ORCA Walk Through | IETF 88

Announcing an ORTC API Walkthrough

Update:  Slides for Meeting are enclosed in the dropbox folder

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/yprr409npt2dctw/25kmYKxZzM

Update: Meeting will be held in the Hyatt Regency – Prince of Wales Room, 3rd Floor – NE Corner

Update: We will be streaming Live Video with Chat
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ortc-live 

Since many people interested in WebRTC will be at IETF 88 in Vancouver, Robin Raymond, Chair of the ORCA Community Group has offered to lead a walkthrough of the ORTC specification from 3-5pm Sunday November 3.

The event will include a tutorial on the ORTC API as well as a discussion of sample code and a demo of a prototype implementation.

Space is limited. For an invitation with details, please send an email to ortc-ietf88@hookflash.com with your:

  • Name
  • Company affiliation
  • Email address

Remote participation will also be available.

Prototype Implementation and Demo of ORTC API

Lots has happened since the initial draft ORTC API spec was published on October 11.  Robin Raymond and Bernard Aboba demonstrated an early implementation of ORTC at the IIT RTC Conference last week, and the demo/implementation has been released by Microsoft Open Technologies.  Also, there is a thread in the community group mailing list discussing questions about the spec that came up while implementing it.

This is encouraging progress, but it’s just the first step.  It would be great to get more people using this implementation and giving feedback about its usability to this Community Group. It would be even better to see others implementing the spec and sharing their implementation and  interoperability experience here.

First Draft of Object RTC (ORTC) API for WebRTC published by ORCA – Object-RTC API Community Group

On 2013-10-12 the ORCA – Object-RTC API Community Group published the first draft of the following specification:

Participants contribute material to this specification under the W3C Community Contributor License Agreement (CLA).

If you have any questions, please contact the group on their public list: public-orca@w3.org. Learn more about the ORCA – Object-RTC API Community Group.