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W3C ORTC Updates

June 24, 2015

Thanks to reader suggestions, while we understand that many of you are not part of the W3C WebRTC Working Group, we are aware of interest in that group’s important work, so periodically we check in to see what’s up.  We obviously encourage everyone to bookmark the W3C Ubiquitous Domain along with the WebRTC Working Group and WebRTC.is pages, and  if you are passionate about WebRTC and want to get involved and are technically inclined, the latest news from the various WebRTC-centric sites should be of interest and possibly a call to action.

Let’s start with the most recent.  The WebRTC.is site is a useful place to get caught up on community news including dates of various meetings.  The most recent posting to the side is the draft community group report which contains nine items of concern to developers including one titled “Updated Section 10 (RTCDtmfSender) to reflect changes in the WebRTC 1.0 API, as noted in: Issue 215.”

Second is the forthcoming re-charter of the W3C WebRTC Working Group itself. This is something you may wish to spend some time reviewing since the sections on deliverables, milestones and dependencies and liaisons are all relevant to the ongoing work of the group and provide a great resource for keeping up on critical issues facing the further maturation of WebRTC.

Finally, and in line with the second item, since ours is a communal effort there are some managerial changes in the group that are of note:

  • Peter Saint Andre (@andyet fame), will be joining as co-editor
  • Erik Lagerway (co-founder @hookflash), will be joining as co-chair
  • Vivien Lacourba, W3C staff, will be helping out Dominique Hazael-Massieux with increased W3C staff time in the WebRTC Working Group

The realities of WebRTC, as our WebRTC Solutions Community chronicles,  are that WebRTC is moving ahead, and fast.  In fact, despite the detractors who say the early hype about WebRTC being “disruptive” was much ado about not much, the broad scope of areas that are being made WebRTC-friendly/compatible and the dominance of WebRTC-base applications at hackathons all over the world is indisputable. While you may not like the term disruptive, the facts are that as a foundational component of an app-centric world, WebRTC’s impacts will be profound.  Indeed, the goal is that in a few years WebRTC will be taken as a necessity for interoperable real-time communications of all types and will no longer be a nicety or an oddity.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

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