Please Note : This is extracted from a list of minutes which have been approved by the Board. The Board typically approves the previous meeting's minutes at the beginning of every Board meeting; therefore, this list below may not contain the minutes of the most recent Board meeting.
15 Jan 2014 [Andy Seaborne / Jim]
Andy Seaborne has joined the "CSV on the Web Working Group". Currently, there are 13 ASF members with W3C accounts.
18 Dec 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Sam]
Nothing to report this month.
20 Nov 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Roy]
ASF is no longer represented on: * Patents and Standards Interest Group * Push API Patent Advisory Group (ASF was also represented on the Widgets Patent Advisory Group - this PAG is now closed.)
16 Oct 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Sam]
18 Sep 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Chris]
Rob Vesse and Stephan Allen have joined the RDF Stream Processing CG.
21 Aug 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Roy]
W3C are discussing a proposal to make clear the licensing to permit non-specification derivative works from content in W3C recommendations.
17 Jul 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Jim]
W3C are revising their membership fees. Thanks to Larry Rosen, W3C have confirmed that the current arrangement for the foundations membership remains unchanged.
19 Jun 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Doug]
Lawrence Rosen has joined the Push API Patent Advisory Group. The W3C election for the Advisory Board was contested - 12 candidates for 4 places. This also highlighted some work going to streamline W3C standard process in the later stages. One area that is currently a center for debate is the experiment in licensing for use with HTML5 extensions. The experiment is to use a W3C Open Document License (c.f. CC-BY) which allows derived works.
15 May 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Bertrand]
The W3C Advisory Board election process has started. There are 12 candidates for 4 places. Nothing to report this month on ASF related activity.
17 Apr 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Jim]
The SPARQL Working Group, in which ASF participated, has closed. The implementation reports included a report from Apache Jena.
20 Mar 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Doug]
Nothing to report this month.
20 Feb 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Sam]
ASF has made the W3C community group commitments on IP and copyright so that Sergio Fernández can join the Open Data Spain Community Group.
16 Jan 2013 [Andy Seaborne / Rich]
Sergio Fernández is a committer on Incubator project Marmotta. He is not employed by a W3C member company. o He has joined the Linked Data Platform (LDP-WG) and rejoined the ReadWriteWeb (RWW) and WebId community groups under ASF affiliation.
19 Dec 2012 [Andy Seaborne / Roy]
4 seats on the Technical Architecture Group are up for election; I am not intending to express an opinion. No changes in W3C participation this month.
21 Nov 2012 [Andy Seaborne / Doug]
Nothing to report this month.
17 Oct 2012 [Andy Seaborne / Brett]
Henry Story has joined the "Federated Social Web Community Group". Andy Seaborne has resigned from the "Networked Data Community Group".
19 Sep 2012 [Andy Seaborne / Jim]
With the successful publication of reports, Lawrence Rosen has left XML Security PAG Touch Events PAG
15 Aug 2012 [Andy Seaborne / Rich]
Nothing to report this month.
25 Jul 2012 [Andy Seaborne / Brett]
Andy Seaborne took over from Sam Ruby as VP of W3C Relations. Henry Story joined the Linked Data Platform Working Group.
20 Jun 2012 [Sam Ruby]
Andy Seaborne and Henry Story joined the Linked Data Platform (LDP) Working Group. There is a resolution later in the agenda to change the VP of W3C Relations from Sam Ruby to Andy Seaborne.
Change the Apache Vice President of W3C Relations
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors heretofore appointed Sam Ruby to the office of Vice President of W3C Relations, and WHEREAS, the Board of Directors is in receipt of the resignation of Sam Ruby from the office of Vice President, W3C Relations, and WHEREAS, Sam Ruby has recommended Andy Seaborne as the successor to the post; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Andy Seaborne be and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, W3C Relations, to serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification, or until a successor is appointed. Special Order 7G, Change the Apache Vice President of W3C Relations, was approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.
16 May 2012 [Sam Ruby]
Nothing to report this month (in particular, nobody joined or left a Working or Community group on behalf of the ASF).
18 Apr 2012 [Sam Ruby]
Henry Story has joined the Philosophy of the Web Community Group Larry Rosen has left the Web Applications Working Group Jeremias Märki has joined the Print and Page Layout Community Group
21 Mar 2012 [Sam Ruby]
Jeremias Märki joined the Print and Page Layout Community Group. Larry Rosen left the HTML5 working group (he still participates in the PSIG).
15 Feb 2012 [Sam Ruby]
Henry Story has joined the WebID and Unhosted Web Community Groups Larry Rosen has joined the Touch Events Patent Advisory Group
24 Jan 2012 [Sam Ruby]
No changes this month.
21 Dec 2011 [Sam Ruby]
Andy Seaborne joined the Networked Data Community Group. Ross Gardler joined the Native Web Apps Community Group.
16 Nov 2011 [Sam Ruby]
W3C TPAC F2F meeting was in Santa Clara the week before ApacheCon. I attended the HTML WG portions. Otherwise not much to report.
Larry mentioned upcoming work on the WARP PAG. Sam encouraged this to be brought up on the relevant Apache mailing list.
26 Oct 2011 [Sam Ruby]
Henry Story joined the Uncertainty, Trust and the Semantic Web Community Group on behalf of the ASF.
21 Sep 2011 [Sam Ruby]
Henry Story joined the Read Write Web and Web Crypto API Community Groups. Andy Seaborne rejoined the SPARQL-WG as the WG was rechartered.
17 Aug 2011 [Sam Ruby]
The SPARQL Working Group has rechartered, and I've rejoined the ASF as a member of the Working Group and reconfirmed Andy Seaborne as our representative. TPAC this year is 31 October to 4 November in Santa Clara, and includes a PSIG face to face on Monday and Tuesday: http://www.w3.org/2011/11/TPAC/ There is a registration fee of 50 USD per day to defray a portion of the meeting costs. Registration will increase to 150 USD per day after 14 October 2011. The ASF traditionally does not cover such costs.
Larry will attend the face-to-face at TPAC in Santa Clara if ASF pays the registration fees. Sam noted that this is not "traditionally" done since "traditionally" this implies a "pay to play" which Apache is fundamentally opposed to. In this case, it's $50 to cover lunch and a conference room, and Sam will authorize payment as a Legal Affairs expense.
20 Jul 2011 [Sam Ruby]
The ASF has joined the WebApps WG in order to enable Larry Rosen to participate in the Widgets Patent Advisory Group. See the Legal Affairs status report for more background.
15 Jun 2011 [Sam Ruby]
Last call for HTML5 is proceeding, and the results of the Advisory Council license survey have not been published. Nothing major to report on any of the other ASF activities at the W3C.
19 May 2011 [Sam Ruby]
[verbal report] I attended the Advisory Council meeting, where the license for HTML5 was a hot issue. This has yet to be resolved, and there is a survey of AC members proceeding. Additionally, we expect HTML5 to proceed to last call later this month.
20 Apr 2011 [Sam Ruby]
HTML WG continues to make progress towards Last Call. Current schedule: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0759.html The PSIG has made public the licenses that they have been discussing: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0757.html Mozilla has proposed an additional license option for consideration: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Apr/0263.html There will be an W3C Advisory Council meeting May 15-17th. I'll be representing the ASF there.
16 Mar 2011 [Sam Ruby]
Henry Story joined the Federated Social Web Incubator Group in support of Apache Incubator Clerezza. The W3C Patents and Standards Interest Group (PSIG) has yet to come to consensus on a single replacement license. Discussing such openly and with the HTML WG prior to proceeding to an Advisory Council (AC) survey and then to a Director's decision was at one time controversial, but this appears to be on its way to being resolved. A key part of resolving this was Larry's willingness to join the HTML WG where he presented his preferred choice (known as option 3). Two other options have yet to be so presented.
16 Feb 2011 [Sam Ruby]
Henry Story is now participating on behalf of the ASF on the WebID Incubator Group. Henry is the Chair of this W3C incubator group. Apache Incubator Clerezza implements WebID. Andy Seaborne is now participating on behalf of the ASF on the RDF and SPARQL Working Groups. Andy is an editor of SPARQL. Apache Incubator Jena implements both specifications.
19 Jan 2011 [Sam Ruby]
The ASF has joined as an Initiating member the WebID Incubator. Henry Story is representing the ASF, and has been named as (one of) the initial chair(s). http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/webid/charter Apache Incubator Clerezza is an implementation of WebID. The PSIG continues to deliberate privately on the topic of the HTML5 spec license. Saturday is the deadline for escalating bugs for Last Call consideration, with the plan being to get HTML5 to Last Call in May.
15 Dec 2010 [Sam Ruby]
The ASF joined the WebID Incubator Group at the W3C. WebID is related to the Apache Clerezza incubator project: http://incubator.apache.org/clerezza/ The HTML5 licensing issues remain unresolved. Progress is being made to taking the spec to last call, with a target of May 22nd.
17 Nov 2010 [Sam Ruby]
No issues requiring board attention. TPAC in Lyon, France came and went without any change in status of the proposal to offer the HTML5 specification under a more liberal license. HTML5 continues to progress towards a Last Call in May of 2011.
20 Oct 2010 [Sam Ruby]
No board level issues. In fact, no change from last month's report. Concurrent with ApacheCon will be the W3C TPAC conference. My plans are to attend ApacheCon.
22 Sep 2010 [Sam Ruby]
No board level issues. The W3C is still contemplating the next steps on the proposed new W3C license. The HTML WG has proposed a schedule for getting to an (initial) last call: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Sep/0074.html
18 Aug 2010 [Sam Ruby]
No board level issues. The FSF has rejected the proposed W3C license for HTML as not being GPL compatible. The HTML5 WG is building a backlog of bug reports, issues.
Approved by general consent.
21 Jul 2010 [Sam Ruby]
Not much to report. The differences between the WHATWG and W3C drafts continue to grow, but to date none of the differences that relate to HTML5 are normative or substantive. The WHATWG draft does contain content that is not present in the W3C draft - some of it is content that may be considered in future versions of HTML, others of which have been rejected by the W3C WG. There is no clear marking as to which is which. The W3C still has not settled on a license for the HTML5 specification. The current holdup is awaiting confirmation from the FSF that the license selected is GPL compatible. Of course, there are other working groups in the W3C, just none that I am aware of people participating in an ASF capacity.
16 Jun 2010 [Sam Ruby]
Verbal report: no board level issues. The W3C continues to labor towards producing a new license for HTML5.
19 May 2010 [Sam Ruby]
Work is ongoing to come up with a HTML specification license to permit reuse of the spec text in both proprietary and open source code bases. The W3C is actively trying to prevent fragmentation of the standard. Not clear if the ASF should be taking a larger position. My take: these changes are not addressing any real need; those that have indicated a desire to reuse the spec text are the ones whose needs are satisfied by the WHATWG copy of the spec. The real issue, namely the WHATWG/W3C split is not being addressed.
21 Apr 2010 [Sam Ruby]
AC meeting was held this month in Boston. Only item of interest to the ASF is work ongoing to produced a HTML spec license that permits reuse of spec text inside of software.
17 Mar 2010 [Sam Ruby]
Voted YES on a poll to allow the HTML5 specification to be released by the W3C under a more liberal license. There are two parts to this: the basic belief that execution and community, not licensing, should motivate contributions; and the fact that there are two copies of substantially the same spec (the other published by the WHATWG), and only affect that restricting licensing on one of those copies would be to make that copy less useful. Additionally, the Apache License, Version 2.0 is among the licenses being considered, and I indicated that the ASF would be in support of such a plan. The AC meeting is on the 29th and 30th. I plan to attend and represent the ASF. The HTML5 license issue is likely to be a hot topic.
General discussion on licensing, and the relative roles of the WHATWG and the W3C.
17 Feb 2010 [Sam Ruby]
The W3C is soliciting input on allowing more permissive licenses for specs such as HTML, and I would be interested in people's opinion on the subject. Larry has been participating in this discussion and has recommended two licenses for consideration, including the Apache License, Version 2.0. The next AC meeting is in Cambridge during the fourth week of March. I plan to be in attendance.
20 Jan 2010 [Sam Ruby]
Larry is now a member of the W3C Patents and Standards Interest Group, and has participated in calls. Among the current topics being discussed is the request by the HTML WG for a more liberal license for HTML5 standard (i.e., the document itself). This will likely result in the W3C soliciting opinions from the Advisory Council representatives.
Sam clarified that the current level of participation in the W3C consists of Sam in the AC and Larry in the PSIG. Sam also described the process by which the AC rep nominates participants to W3C activities.
Appoint a Vice President of W3C Relations
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors deems it to be in the best interests of the Foundation and consistent with the Foundation's purpose to appoint an officer responsible as the W3C Liaison, including but not limited to serving as the W3C Advisory Committee representative for the ASF. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the office of "Vice President, W3C Relations" be and hereby created, the person holding such office to serve at the direction of the Board of Directors, and to have primary responsibility for interfacing with the W3C; and be it further RESOLVED, that Sam Ruby be and hereby is appointed to the office of Vice President, W3C Relations, to serve in accordance with and subject to the direction of the Board of Directors and the Bylaws of the Foundation until death, resignation, retirement, removal or disqualification, or until a successor is appointed. Special Order 7C, Appoint a Vice President of W3C Relations, was approved by Unanimous Vote of the directors present.
16 Dec 2009 [Jim Jagielski]
[Prepared by Sam Ruby] Starting to organize a set of people interested in participating in W3C activities on the ASF behalf; at the present time we have Larry Rosen, Glen Daniels, Rahul Akolkar, and myself expressing interest. I encourage others who are interested to join the members-only firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list. As I am working closely with the W3C staff anyway, I am willing to step forward and assume the role of VP, W3C for the ASF as well as W3C Advisory Committee Representative for the ASF. I don't see this as being a time concern (activity is low, and this would enable me to work direct vs through an intermediary). I would also be quite willing to hand this off at any point in the future if somebody else has the interest and cycles to pursue it. A board resolution has been created on this topic. Only "real" business this month: forwarded a request for contacts regarding developer outreach to the PRC list (as I didn't find a separate list for Marketing and Publicity).
Roy suggested that the title be "VP, W3C Relations", which met with general approval.
18 Nov 2009 [Jim Jagielski]
[initial, draft, report provided by Sam Ruby] Sam Ruby attended the W3C AC meeting in Santa Clara on the ASF's behalf. Not much discussed that can be publicly minuted or is of direct concern to the ASF's business; in general much of the discussion dealt with attempting to find ways for the W3C to improve the value it provides to members, and to make people aware of things like the new look and feel to the W3C website. A new (and member confidential) email@example.com mailing list has been set up with the ASF to allow members to coordinate ASF participation in the W3C. W3C AC notifications are automatically being forwarded to this mailing list. Larry Rosen has joined the W3C Patents and Standards Interest Group, representing the ASF. He's exploring the use of OWFa as a potential solution to the use cases provided by the HTML WG: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/actions/29 http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Feb/0388.html Jim has indicated a desire to step down as the W3C AC representative for the ASF, and discussion has begun on a replacement.
Roy would prefer that Larry discuss the OWFa license with the W3C on behalf of the OWF and not as the ASF rep. Otherwise, not an immediate concern for the ASF.
21 Oct 2009 [Jim Jagielski]
Nothing much to report. The W3C f2f is happening in parallel with ACUS, and due to the conflict, I've asked Sam Ruby, who will be attending, to represent the ASF for us; he's agreed. W3C "members" mailings are forwarded to the ASF members@ list (with the [W3C] Subj. prefix)... there was a suggestion to create a mailing list for just these Emails, but I haven't done anything with that yet.
23 Sep 2009 [Jim Jagielski]
The representative role is, as I see it, a fairly passive one. It is to monitor what is going on within the W3C, as it would impact the ASF, provide a single point of contact between the W3C and the ASF and to provide some opportunities for the ASF and ASF members to coordinate with W3C activities. The link to the W3C public newsletter can be found here: http://www.w3.org/News/Public/pnews-20090907 Regarding member activities, the current "main event" is the upcoming "Advisory Committee and Technical Plenary" which conflicts with ApacheCon. I am hoping to take a day and attend, but that is most questionable at this time.
Sam and Jim to connect offline to coordinate Apache participation at TPac