Last week, the W3C WS-Policy WG met in Austin, Tx for its first face-to-face meeting. The face-to-face meeting was quite successful from my perspective. The primary focus of the meeting was to provide a level-set overview of the WS-Policy specifications for the working group members and to set expectations with regards to the WG's charter scope and schedule. With the overviews and expectation setting accomplished, the WG spent the remaining time taking a deeper dive into the specifications, with the objective of raising potential issues. As expected, this aspect of the meeting was quite productive <grin/>.
Amongst some of the other notable happenings of the face-to-face was the naming of the WG editing team: Toufic Boubez (Layer7), Maryann Hondo (IBM), David Orchard (BEA), Asir Vedamuthu (Microsoft) and Prasad Yendluri (webMethods). I'm really pleased with the team we've assembled.
The WG members have this week off, to focus on fulfilling the multitude of action items that were assigned during the meeting.
Although most W3C working groups take the month of August on hiatus, to allow for members to have some time off for good behavior, the WS-Policy WG will be meeting regularly. The rationale for this is that a) the working group has just begun its work and b) because we have such an aggressive schedule.