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What do we want to do?

From: Tony Graham <tgraham@mentea.net>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2012 17:46:12 -0000 (GMT)
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To: public-ppl@w3.org
Speaking only as the initial proposer, welcome to the Print & Page Layout
Community Group, and thank you to those who also supported the proposal so
the CG could be created.

Speaking as a member of the XML Print and Page Layout Working Group, FYI
for those not on the WG, the WG supports the creation of this CG.  Several
members of the WG are also on this CG.

In fact, we already have a good cross-section of the XSL-FO community here
including (sometimes wearing several hats): chair and staff contact of the
XPPL WG, spec editor, WG members, implementors and vendors, and users.

Given that cross-section, it seems to me that ten members is enough of a
quorum that we can have a useful discussion about what we want to do in
this CG.  CGs are still very new at the W3C, so it seems to me that there
aren't yet accepted patterns about what a CG is, what it does, and what
it's deliverables look like, so it also seems to me that we can do
whatever we decide to do, or even just work out what our destination is
when we get there.

This CG has three mailing lists [1](though I can't say I understand how
best to use all three), a blog [2], a wiki [3], and an IRC channel [4]. 
Every member can use any of them (and non-members can use some of the
mailing lists and the IRC channel, I believe).  Time will tell which
avenues work best for the people in this group.

I've started a 'Wish List' page at
http://www.w3.org/community/ppl/wiki/Wish_List, but as not everybody is a
fan of wikis and as we have multiple means of communication available to
us and no accepted practice, I think you can feel free to use whichever
channel works best for you to let the rest of us know your ideas for what
this CG could or should do.  And, since you have those channels available
to you, you can also feel free to get started on realising those ideas.

Regards,


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[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-ppl/
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-ppl-contrib/
    https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/internal-ppl/
[2] http://www.w3.org/community/ppl/
[3] http://www.w3.org/community/ppl/wiki/
[4] irc://irc.w3.org:6665/#ppl
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