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RE: New co-chairs for HTML Working Group

From: Jace Voracek <jace@jace-place.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 17:52:19 +0000
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To: <timbl@w3.org>, <public-html@w3.org>

I would like to extend a welcoming to Maciej Stachowiak and Paul Cotton to the HTML Working Group and share my appreciation to Chris Wilson for the highly-valued work he has given as co-Chair. I look forward to working with you as we continue to progress the enhancement of HTML 5.
Jace VoracekJace@Jace-Place.com+

> From: timbl@w3.org
> To: public-html@w3.org
> Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 10:14:17 -0400
> Subject: New co-chairs for HTML Working Group
> Dear HTML Working Group,
> As you may know by now, Chris Wilson (Microsoft) has stepped down
> as co-Chair of the group. I would like to thank Chris for his work in
> this group, and look forward to his continued W3C participation.
> Thanks also to Sam Ruby (IBM), who has worked to bring participants
> into the group and to foster dialog with other groups.
> In light of this transition, I take this opportunity to announce that
> the following people will join Sam as co-Chairs:
> * Paul Cotton (Microsoft). Paul is Partner Group Manager at Microsoft,
>   where he manages the Web Services Standards and Partners team and
>   helps drive Microsoft's interoperability and standards strategy.
>   Paul has been active in W3C since 1998. In addition to
>   participating in a number of groups, Paul has chaired the XML Query
>   Working Group and the WS-Policy Working Group. Paul has also
>   participated on both the W3C Advisory Board and the TAG.
> * Maciej Stachowiak (Apple). Maciej is Manager of the
>   WebKit WebApps Team at Apple, and a longtime developer on the
>   WebKit open source browser engine. He was one of the earliest
>   engineers on the Safari project. Maciej has been contributing to Web
>   standards for some time, most notably HTML5, and the various
>   specifications of the Web Apps Working Group. He is also a member
>   of the WHATWG steering committee.
> I would like to thank IBM, Apple and Microsoft for showing their
> commitment to the group by enabling these three people to participate
> as co-Chairs.
> Why three co-Chairs? Clearly, there is a lot of work to do. Sam, Paul,
> and Maciej bring particular skills to the job (whether it is Maciej's
> experience with WebKit or Paul's with Working Group processes). I am
> confident that these three will work out a chairing protocol where
> progress is consistent with this group's culture.
> The work of this group is tremendously important to the Web. I am
> pleased that all three co-Chairs have taken on the responsibility for
> working closely with the editor and group to make HTML 5 a success.
> Tim Berners-Lee
> Director, W3C
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