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

From: Bruce Lawson <bruce.c.lawson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 17:22:15 +0000
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>,Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Cc: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <46001842.430478fd.39e0.5456@mx.google.com>

I'm just a nobody outsider, but it occurs to me that anyone with the 
financial muscle to have the time and resources to chair a group like 
this is either an eccentric millionaire masochist, or (more probably) 
employed by a w3c member organisation, and all of those have 
commercial interests in html. Everyone's interests are declared.

We're a big group, and there's a lot of people here sceptical enough 
of Mr Wilson's employers to ensure that he's couldn't slip the 
marquee tag into the spec when he thinks that no-one's looking, even 
if he wanted to (which I doubt).

So can we just get on with it?


At 17:07 20/03/2007, Dan Connolly wrote:

>On Tue, 2007-03-20 at 09:19 -0700, Chris Wilson wrote:
> > You seem to have a personal problem with me being co-chair of this
> > group.  You've stated your objections, and the W3C chose (partly based
> > on those, I imagine, though I have no actual knowledge) to have a
> > co-chair (my esteemed colleague Dan).  Despite your continued claims, I
> > was not "chosen" - I was asked, based on my history of involvement with
> > the web and with HTML.  You appear to continue to have an issue.  You
> > claim  to represent others' opinions as well here.  I would like to
> > suggest, in that case, that the current members of the WG ("invited
> > experts" as well, as far as I'm concerned) take a vote to decide if they
> > want me to be co-chair or not.
> >
> > I would be happy (as I've previously stated) to not have that
> > responsibility, and I certainly have tremendous confidence and respect
> > for Dan, and would support him as sole chair (I was delighted when he
> > told me he was signing up to co-chair).
>(a) Thanks for the kind words, but I'm not interested in being
>sole chair.
>(b) 165 group participants have jumped thru various hoops to
>join this WG, so far; I consider each of those to be a vote, of sorts,
>in favor of you as co-chair, Chris.
>   http://www.w3.org/2000/09/dbwg/details?group=40318&public=1
>I appreciate that the start-up phase of this Working Group is
>frustrating, but I ask, again, that people bear with us as
>we sort things out.
>Oh... and
>(c) thanks for the update on your situation, Chris.
>You had told me as much, but I wasn't sure how much I was
>at liberty to share with the rest of the group (and,
>via the archives, the world...).
>Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
>D3C2 887B 0F92 6005 C541  0875 0F91 96DE 6E52 C29E
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