See minutes online for a more detailed record of the discussions.
The group started with a sad topic: Pierre Danet has passed away over the week-end. The group remembered him in a few words
He was the involved in the IDPF, and the director of EDR labs, exec at Hachette. Many on this call knew him. It’s sad. Best wishes out to family.
The reason we are here is that Pierre was extremely enthusiastic about W3C. […] we owe quite a bit to him as to what we are doing now.
(See also the obituary on the W3C Blog.)
The Working Group Charter has been approved last Friday, and the Working Group is now operational. Membership for the Interest Group participants is not transferred automatically, everybody (including invited experts) must join that group explicitly. See
The biggest problem with the charter as we put it forward was that the scope section was considered too vague—a mix up of goals and very specific things that we are supposed to deliver. This became a problem for companies that have major patent portfolios. The way it was re-written, we did our best to keep the content the same but make the scope bar much tighter. We extended the charter from 2.5 years to 3 years which gives us more time. That gives us the testing and checking period, which was extended because it would take a lot of work.
The meeting is “on”, see the preliminary agenda.
There was a short discussion on how to ensure async work in the group, i.e., ensure discussion between calls. The group will consider other tools (Slack, discourse, IRC) although the habit of usage GitHub Issues may be the best practice. To be seen.
Note that the WG’s home page is actually served from a GitHub repository, meaning that the corresponding issues’s mechanism can be used for generic discussions.
Note also that there is a discourse channel that is also alive for (digital) publishing.