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

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 2010 09:34:39 -0600
To: ~:'' ありがとうございました <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Message-Id: <4925FA4D-72E8-4D0F-886E-115CC20366AD@w3.org>
Cc: timbl@w3.org, public-cdf@w3.org, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, process-issues@w3.org

On 3 Jan 2010, at 9:28 AM, ~:'' ありがとうございました wrote:

> 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?


Hello Jonathan,

We have not commissioned an external review. Although the suggestion  
is reasonable, we have not made this a priority. You may continue to  
suggest that we do so, and I will let you know if we allocate  
resources to doing so.

  _ Ian



>
> 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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Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447
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