New WebRTC WG Charter
The new charter for the WebRTC Working Group has been approved. Current members will need to re-join, from the WebRTC WG mail list…
Great news, the new W3C WebRTC Working Group charter  has been officially approved by the W3C Director .
The revised charter adds a deliverable for the next version of WebRTC, has an updated list of deliverables based on the work started under the previous charter, clarifies its decision policy, and extends the group
until March 2018.
The charter of this Working Group includes a new deliverable that require W3C Patent Policy licensing commitments from all Participants.
Consequently, all Participants must join or re-join the group, which involves agreeing to participate under the terms of the revised charter and the W3C Patent Policy. Current Participants may continue to attend meetings (teleconferences and face-to-face meetings) for 45 days after this announcement, even if they have not yet re-joined the group. After 45 days (ie. September 10, 2015), ongoing participation (including meeting attendance and voting) is only permitted for those who have re-joined the group.
Use this form to (re)join:
Instructions to join the group are available at:
Vivien on behalf of the WebRTC WG Chairs and Staff contacts
Live Stream of ORTC (ORCA) W3C CG Meeting
IRC Chat Room: http://irc.w3.org/#ortc
The 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)
• 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
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:
Looking forward to seeing you!
H.264 / VP8 Debate & Object RTC Interview
Recently had an interview with Dave Michels on the MTI video codec debate and Object RTC. Greatly appreciate it Dave, thanks!
When I have questions about codecs and IETF standards, I turn to Erik Lagerway. I caught him in the midst of packing for his trip to the upcoming IETF 88 meeting. Erik was a co-founder of Xten Networks (now a part of CounterPath). His current endeavor, Hookflash, is right in the center of WebRTC. Erik co-wrote WEBRTC Object API, an IETF Informational Draft, and the Draft Report W3C ORTC.
More at TalkingPointz.com
Robin did a bang-up job at the Object RTC Walkthrough yesterday, check out the slides and video recordings here.
Thanks again to Microsoft Open Technologies for sponsoring the room and refreshments!
ORTC Live Demo at IIT RTC Expo
Last week marked the first time the ORTC API was demonstrated in public. Bernard Aboba (Microsoft) was joined by Robin Raymond (Hookflash) as they demonstrated an early prototype built on the ORTC API at the IIT RTC Expo in Chicago.
Adalberto Foresti (Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.) had this to say about ORTC…
You can get involved by downloading the prototype here, or join the discussion in the W3C ORTC Community Group and contribute code to implementations in the ORTC GitHub repository. We’re interested in your feedback on how to best achieve the industry’s shared goals for web-based realtime communications in the browser.
Microsoft joined the ORTC community and fully supports the ORTC approach, which is very consistent with our original CU-RTC-Web proposal.
In conclusion, the realtime communications over the Web community is moving toward the shared goal of simple, reliable, plugin-free real-time communications in the browser, and this prototype is an important step in the journey. It’s a first step, and we’ll continue to work with the community to improve its functionality, performance and stability.
Join the W3C Community Group and help cultivate open web concepts in RTC models.