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Re: Nomination for Co-Editor: Dave Hyatt

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 23:43:53 -0700
Message-Id: <5B991105-9C99-445D-BFCD-49E831D978C3@apple.com>
Cc: W3C HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
To: Benjamin Chait <benjamin.chait@gmail.com>


On Apr 22, 2007, at 11:10 PM, Benjamin Chait wrote:

> On Apr 23, 2007, at 2:01 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> I'm asking for an *additional* editor with a background and  
>>> perspective outside the WHATWG.  Don't you think that's a  
>>> reasonable request?
>> Wouldn't someone who had no involvement in WHATWG be likely to  
>> have major philosophical differences with Ian and Dave, and  
>> therefore probably not work very well with them? This on top of  
>> the extra coordination complexity from every added editor.
>
> Is someone nominating an additional editor? By all means, it  
> couldn't *hurt* to have someone who wasn't involved with WHATWG (so  
> long as s/he and Ian+Dave were willing to work together) ~ but  
> until someone volunteers/is nominated, isn't this a moot point?

Mainly I disagree with actively looking for an additional editor  
candidate with the requirement that they lack any affiliation with  
WHATWG. If someone is nominated then we could consider their  
candidacy in addition to or in place of the current nominees. But  
this should be based on their actual qualifications and ability to  
work with other potential editors, not nonaffiliation with particular  
standards groups.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Monday, 23 April 2007 06:44:01 UTC

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