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Re: Full Potential: Who's counting?

From: Ian B. Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 12:29:30 +0000
To: "\"~:''" ありがとうございました。" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Cc: timbl@w3.org, public-cdf@w3.org, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, process-issues@w3.org
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On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 13:17 +0100, "~:'' ありがとうございました。"
> Full Potential: Who's counting?
> Ian,

> Who is tasked with measuring and reporting on how or indeed whether
> W3C is fulfilling it's stated objective?
> Is this an external and independent body?
> Where are their reports published?


I am not aware of any ongoing evaluation of W3C as a whole by any
organization. It might indeed be useful to have an external review
of W3C, to compare its operations to those of like bodies, and 
to suggest improvements.

 _ Ian

> regards
> Jonathan Chetwynd
> Accessibility Consultant on Media Literacy and the Internet
> http://www.w3.org/1998/02/Potential.html
> The first phase of the Web is human communication though shared
> knowledge.
> The Consortium exists as a place for those companies for whom the Web
> is essential to meet and agree on the common underpinnings that will
> allow everyone to go forward. 
> http://www.w3.org/
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) develops interoperable
> technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead
> the Web to its full potential.
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/org.html#public
> W3C Members include vendors of technology products and services,
> content providers, corporate users, research laboratories, standards
> bodies, and governments, all of whom work to reach consensus on a
> direction for the Web.
> http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Points/
>  W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential, which it does
> by developing technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and
> tools) that will create a forum for information, commerce,
> inspiration, independent thought, and collective understanding.
> Today this universe benefits society by enabling new forms of human
> communication and opportunities to share knowledge. One of W3C's
> primary goals is to make these benefits available to all people,
> whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native
> language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental
> ability.
Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447

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