TASK PROPOSAL: ARTIS-0.1-tap.html
Will be removed: when withdrawn by the author, but not later than 2001-11-29
Stefan Probst (email@example.com)
Proposers: Stefan Probst et al. (to be determined)
The use of Internet applications requires resources, which are not automatically available to every user. This includes, but is not limited to:
- available bandwidth
- required reliability of the connection
- power of the hardware
- language and literacy skills
- physical abilities
If not taken duly care of, existing applications and the underlying technologies, and especially new developments, pose the danger of widening the gap between those who have/can afford the required resources, and those who have/can not.
The proposed Task Group - subject to changes of the members - intends to produce:
1. A general resolution, to be submitted for revision by the ISTF and approval by ISSG, to ask IETF and related organizations, to include a "default" revision of their work under the a.m. considerations.
2. A white paper (list) on possible concrete implementations, for discussion with relevant IETF bodies.
Once those deliverables have been produced, the Task Group would disband again.
Possible follow-up could be a joint group with IETF participants to compile an RFC to implement the objectives.
Raising of awareness amongst "content packagers" like webdesigners, to pack/design not only for latest technology/highest bandwidth etc.,but to have also "special needed" (in many regards) users in mind...
To be agreed on with the first members.
No need envisaged.
A first draft has been posted to the ISTF list, which found general approval and some good comments. There seems to be interest to pursue this goal.
Especially looked for:
This task might serve also as guinea pig to get experiences which might finally lead to some more detailed procedure descriptions.