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Re: Invited expert - Change of policy?

From: Henry Story <Henry.Story@Sun.COM>
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 2009 09:09:45 +0200
To: Renato Iannella <renato@nicta.com.au>
Cc: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, Mauro Nunez <mauro@w3.org>, "public-social-web-talk@w3.org" <public-social-web-talk@w3.org>
Message-id: <63AA0942-F5B9-43D9-AC0D-F3FDD0D9811D@Sun.Com>
On 7 Apr 2009, at 08:03, Renato Iannella wrote:

> On 7 Apr 2009, at 10:54, Harry Halpin wrote:
>> The solution is simple: Everyone becomes an "Invited Expert" and  
>> agrees to the XG Charter policy.
>> However, this would require everyone who participates in the public  
>> list-serv or who speaks at the telecon to sign up to be an Invited  
>> Expert first, and would require explicit banning of everyone who  
>> does not sign up as an Invited Expert from the list-serv. That sort  
>> of list-serv and telecon does not seem very public or open to me.
> No, that is not what I said Harry. Nobody is banned from anything ;-)
> It's very simple....instead of the public sending an email to "public-xg-socialweb-request@w3.org 
> " and *bypassing* the Charter Policy, they simply fill in a form  
> (name, email, company), click the "agree" check box" and they auto- 
> join both lists.

That sounds reasonable.

> The advantage of this is that everyone is "equal" - there will be  
> no  questions like "are you an invited expert?" or "just a public  
> participant?" when discussing contributions towards deliverables.
> BTW, the HTML WG has 255 Invited Experts and followed the same  
> process.
> Currently, the public needs to fill in this form to get a W3C account:
>  <http://www.w3.org/Help/Account/Request/Public>
> Then fill in this form to join the XG:
> <http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/1/ieapp/>  (Note: W3C account need to  
> access this URL)
> Perhaps W3C can streamline that into one simpler form?
> Cheers...  Renato Iannella
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