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RE: face to face meeting host offers for the HTML WG?

From: Robert Brodrecht <w3c@robertdot.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 13:12:02 -0600 (CST)
Message-ID: <51194.66.151.50.244.1174417922.squirrel@www.robertdot.org>
To: <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Cc: <work@gavinpearce.co.uk>, <public-html@w3.org>

Chris Wilson said:
> That would be my point exactly.  Follow the thread on my blog
> and Daniel's (my first post is at
> http://blogs.msdn.com/cwilso/archive/2007/01/10/you-me-and-the-w3c-aka-r
> einventing-html.aspx) and perhaps you'll see what I'm referring to.

I was trying to suggest as much, as I'd followed the discussion on your
blog and thought it was relevant to Daniel's (perceived) tone. [1]  There
is some history here, but I feel confident that things will proceed in an
amicable fashion once work commences.

> I want to evolve HTML.  I thought at one point, apparently naively, that
> since I could see both sides of the issue - the value of both the WHATWG
> goals and the W3C IP policy and process - that perhaps I could help here
> and make this a better world.  I can't do that and fight personal
> battles at the same time.

And neither could we expect to help with the process.

> I'm asking for a vote of confidence
> (or not) from the rest of the group.  My feelings are not going to be
> hurt either way.

The W3C has chosen you to help head up this group.  I trust that decision,
and have no reason to doubt your ability to impartially manage the group.
You and Dan C. have my vote of confidence, red tape from Microsoft or no.
However, I would suggest taking a sticks-and-stones approach to anyone's
personal feelings towards you, as it would be a more becoming stance in
this public space.  No one here is calling for your resignation.  You
don't need to feel like you are on the defensive.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007JanMar/0252.html

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Robert <http://robertdot.org>
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