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Re: welcome: kick-off telecon on 25 June 2008

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 10:45:45 +0200
Cc: public-egov-ig@w3.org, Kevin Novak <kevinnovak@aia.org>
Message-Id: <8C75A09B-9E55-4D57-AD5C-97E73B0F8AF2@berjon.com>
To: Jose M. Alonso <josema@w3.org>

Hello everyone,

since this is my first post to the group I would like to introduce  
myself. My name is Robin Berjon and I am currently in the process of  
setting up a new company. I suffer from a long-standing interest in  
both web standards and public policy which makes me giddily excited  
about this group. I hope that my experience with technology and  
standards in general, and with the W3C in particular, will allow me to  
contribute actively to this group.

On Jun 13, 2008, at  19:05, Jose M. Alonso wrote:
> Although it's been only a few days since we announced the IG, we  
> already have quite a few participants [1]

That link is for W3C members only. There is nothing wrong about that  
per se but it could be worthwhile to let a larger audience know who is  
taking part in our upcoming discussions. (As an aside, I think it  
would be good in general if group membership were public, not just out  
of a general desire for transparency but also because it can be a good  
way for members to advertise their participation.)

> Please, make yourselves familiar with the stuff there and linked  
> from there. That will make the meetings more productive. Don't worry  
> if you find it a bit complicated and if you have any doubts, just  
> drop me an email.

I'd like to add to that: if you haven't participated in a W3C group  
(or another standards group) previously, some aspects may seem  
somewhat daunting at first. As Jose says, don't worry if you don't  
understand some parts of it, it'll come with practice.

> Agenda should be available a couple days in advance and sent to public-egov-ig@w3.org 
> . Please, feel free to suggest agenda items.

Is it fair to suggest agenda items that were submitted as comments on  
the charter[0]? The two aspects I am mostly concerned about are the  
ones to do with planning the group's work so as to meet the chartered  
deadline and the more general notion of what a good eGov standard is.  
To put it another way I would like us to try as early as possible to  
set rough deadlines for publications matching some rough notions of  
relevance and completeness.

In addition to that I wonder how much this group will need to liaise  
with other groups. I think it would be useful to figure out as early  
as possible which external entities this group needs to liaise with so  
that we might contact them as early as possible.

> I'd appreciate for this first conference if you could confirm  
> attendance to book the teleconference bridge accordingly.

I will be there.

Thank you Jose!

[0] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-new-work-comments/2008Apr/0000.html

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
"If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they
  will surely become worms."
                         -- Henry Miller
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