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RE: Added a proposed mission statement to the charter

From: George Kerscher <kerscher@montana.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:56:33 -0600
To: "'Matt Garrish'" <matt.garrish@gmail.com>, "'Charles LaPierre'" <charlesl@benetech.org>, "'Ivan Herman'" <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: "'W3C Publishing Steering Committee'" <public-publishing-sc@w3.org>, "'W3C Digital Publishing IG'" <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002701d2aa50$84712980$8d537c80$@montana.com>
I like’ Matt’s version. 
 
Best
George
 
From: Matt Garrish [mailto:matt.garrish@gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2017 12:35 PM
To: 'Charles LaPierre' <charlesl@benetech.org>; 'Ivan Herman' <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: 'W3C Publishing Steering Committee' <public-publishing-sc@w3.org>; 'W3C Digital Publishing IG' <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
Subject: RE: Added a proposed mission statement to the charter
 
I find "the readers' needs" a bit nebulous as it seems to encompass accessibility already, no? If it stands in for usability+accessibility, maybe call out both instead:
 
> to make the combination of traditional publishing and the Web complete in terms of accessibility, usability, portability, distribution, archiving, offline access, and reliable cross referencing
 
(If you don't like the above, a couple of minor nits: it's not an "or" list, and the list would be easier to read without "the" in front of "readers' needs".)
 
Matt
 
From: Charles LaPierre [mailto:charlesl@benetech.org] 
Sent: March 31, 2017 2:06 PM
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org <mailto:ivan@w3.org> >
Cc: W3C Publishing Steering Committee <public-publishing-sc@w3.org <mailto:public-publishing-sc@w3.org> >; W3C Digital Publishing IG <public-digipub-ig@w3.org <mailto:public-digipub-ig@w3.org> >
Subject: Re: Added a proposed mission statement to the charter
 
Can we add “accessibility" to that list, 
ie.
     provide the necessary technologies on the Open Web Platform to make the combination of traditional publishing and the Web complete in terms of the readers’ needs, portability, distribution, archiving, offline access, accessibility, or reliable cross referencing.
 
Thanks
EOM

Charles LaPierre
Technical Lead, DIAGRAM and Born Accessible
E-mail: charlesl@benetech.org <mailto:charlesl@benetech.org> 
Twitter: @CLaPierreA11Y
Skype: charles_lapierre
Phone: 650-600-3301
 
 
On Mar 30, 2017, at 9:32 PM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org <mailto:ivan@w3.org> > wrote:
 
I have added a mission statement to the charter (in a separate pull request); it is, essentially, the last paragraph of the (renewed) goal section. It says:
 
[[[
            <p class="mission">
                The <strong>mission</strong> of the <a href="https://www.w3.org/dpub/WG/">Publishing Working Group</a> is to provide the necessary technologies on the Open Web Platform to make the combination of traditional publishing and the Web complete in terms of the readers’ needs, portability, distribution, archiving, offline access, or reliable cross referencing.
                      All publications—with all their specificities and traditions—should become first-class entities on the Web.
            </p>
]]]
 
Please comment, or simply give a thumbs up, on
 
https://github.com/w3c/dpubwg-charter/pull/52
 
Thanks
 
ivan

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