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Calling all working group members: Review your action item lists

From: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 13:31:17 -0700
To: public-forms@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF36A787FD.7828D278-ON882572D1.006FD28D-882572D1.0070BB2A@ca.ibm.com>
First off, thanks Nick for responding so quickly with a new list that 
removed all those actions I asked you to remove.

In the past, all working group members were asked to review their action 
item lists to help remove those things which have already been done or are 
no longer in need of doing.
It didn't happen.

To prove to myself that it was not such an onerous task I was asking to be 
done, I went through the entire list myself and got rid of lots of entries 
from everyones lists because either I had done them, they had done them, 
or we had eventually chosen to do something different.

However, I do think  there is more pruning possible.  I know that some of 
the actions on some people's lists have already been done.  Moreover, 
asking you to review your list will also help remind you of some things 
you could be doing in the short term to help move the group forward.

We really need to get the actions under control; it's particularly 
egregious that there are still pending action items from 2005 and even a 
couple from 2004.  We have to do better.

I think it is acceptable for you request removal of an action item that is 
just an ongoing side project for you.  For example, several action item 
lists mention a "custom control document".  That's not an action, it's a 
way of life :-).  So just put another entry in "XForms Future Features", 
briefly describe the idea, and shoot the action item.

Let's please all do this right away please.

Thank you,
John M. Boyer, Ph.D.
STSM: Lotus Forms Architect and Researcher
Chair, W3C Forms Working Group
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Victoria Software Lab
E-Mail: boyerj@ca.ibm.com 

Blog: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/blogs/page/JohnBoyer
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