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3rd Call: Full Potential: Who's counting?

From: ~:'' ありがとうございました <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 15:28:39 +0000
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To: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, timbl@w3.org, public-cdf@w3.org, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, process-issues@w3.org
Ian,

What action has been taken in the past 26 months to commission an  
external review?

Have any appropriate metrics been considered, developed or agreed?

regards

Jonathan Chetwynd

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2008Jul/0034.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2007Oct/0024.html

On Thu, 2008-07-17 at 22:20 +0100, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
> Ian,
>
>
> I am concerned because it is apparent that while W3C may successfully
> be meeting the needs of its members, it is less clear that it is
> meeting it's published objectives.
>
>
> If W3C is not to be accountable to any group other than its members,
> could this be stated more clearly in its objectives, which currently
> appear to offer a far wider responsibility with more ambitious goals?
>
>
> You had written to me suggesting that an external review was being
> discussed at that time.

It was discussed but we discuss so many things that it is difficult
to do all of them. I still think it's a good idea.

_Ian


> regards
>
>
>
> my logo
> Jonathan Chetwynd
>
> j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
> http://www.openicon.org/
>
> +44 (0) 20 7978 1764
>
>
>
>
> On 17 Jul 2008, at 21:39, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 2008-07-17 at 21:22 +0100, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>>> Ian
>>>
>>>
>>> What action has been taken in the past nine months to commission an
>>> external review?
>>
>> None, to my knowledge.
>>
>> _ Ian
>>
>>>
>>> regards
>>>
>>>
>>> my logo
>>> Jonathan Chetwynd
>>>
>>> j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
>>> http://www.openicon.org/
>>>
>>> +44 (0) 20 7978 1764
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>>
>>> 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
>>
>>
>
>
-- 
Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447
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