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Re: Invited expert - Change of policy?

From: Mauro Nunez <mauro@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 13:29:31 -0400
Cc: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>, Renato Iannella <renato@nicta.com.au>, public-social-web-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <6AEFA43B-4D0A-4818-B779-7881CB722AC2@w3.org>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Hi Harry,

I believe I have not been able to explain myself.  Let me try again.

- Joining the XG is different from subscribing to the mailing list.  
Anyone may subscribe to the list, this does not automatically make  
them a Participant in the XG.

- If people want to join the Social Web XG they should be either  
representatives of Member organizations or Public Invited Experts.   
There is no other way to participate, as this is the only way you can  
get clear PP commitments from the people participating.

- People at the calls should be a participant of the group, thus  
listed at (Member only link, available to the Chairs and Members)

- The Chairs might decide to make an exception once in a while and  
invite a non-participant to the call.  However this should be  
exceptional and regular non-participants need to apply for Invited  
Expert status.

- The editing of any deliverable should be done by either Members or  
Invited Experts.

- The public list adds a public accountability layer to the work done  
for the XG, and everybody is welcome to subscribe the list.  However  
(as you correctly point out), if the XG wishes to make part of a  
deliverable a contribution done by a person from the public, you need  
to make sure to get the licensing commitments from that person.

Hope this is more clear.  Per [1], the XG is welcome to modify the  
charter during the first month of operation to clarify the  
participation bits above.

Incubator Activity Lead

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/procedures.html#Updates

On Apr 9, 2009, at 4:36 AM, Harry Halpin wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 6:56 PM, Mauro Nunez <mauro@w3.org> wrote:
> On Apr 6, 2009, at 7:44 PM, Harry Halpin wrote:
> [snip]
> Hi Harry, et al
> Yes, this is exactly how we would like to handle the participation  
> at the Social Web XG.  We will grant Public Invited Expert status to  
> almost anyone who applies, securing this way a broad participation  
> but at the same time allowing the Chairs to clearly identify the  
> level of commitment.
> Public Invited Experts do not have access to Member resources.  This  
> should not be a problem since per charter, you are planning to  
> conduct your work in public, i.e. using public-xg-socialweb@w3.org  
> and archived in public space [1].
> Mauro, as I'd like to actually see this XG start having telecons and  
> working on deliverables rather quickly, does this also mean that
> 1) We can conduct our work on a public list open to those who aren't  
> Invited Experts, but make sure that any work on the actual phrasing  
> of the deliverable be done by Members or Invited Experts so that the  
> deliverables recommend RF only technology (this being done by the  
> cc'ing technique described earlier) [1]
> or
> 2) Our "public" list only be composed of those who are Members and  
> Invited Experts  [2].
>           thanks,
>                    harry
> [1]http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-social-web-talk/2009Apr/0014.html
> [2]http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-social-web-talk/2009Apr/0006.html
> Best,
> Mauro
> Incubator Activity Lead
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-socialweb/
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