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Moving to the new XG list and Invited Experts

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 20:40:33 +0100
Message-ID: <b3be92a00904141240j5c3f0d5ai923497a40d1db5d0@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-social-web-talk@w3.org" <public-social-web-talk@w3.org>
Everyone,

    The Social Web XG has officially launched, but we can't just move
everyone in en masse to the new public list,
public-xg-socialweb@w3.org. For the time being (i.e. this week), we'll
cc all communications to both this list and the
public-xg-socialweb@w3.org, but after this week it would be good to
get XG-related conversation on the new public XG list.

So, to subscribe yourself to that list, send an e-mail with subject
"subscribe" to "public-xg-socialweb-request@w3.org". Note that you
need to add "request" to the end of the e-mail address for the list
and the list has a public archive here [1]. To unsubscribe, just send
an e-mail with the title "unsubscribe" to
"public-xg-socialweb-request@w3.org". You do not have to an invited
expert or member organization to join the public list.

   Now, there are *two* lists for the XG. One is the "member-only"
list, which also has an archive [2]. If we are going to actually
discuss on the level of actual changes to text, diagrams, code
anything that might be in the final report and so possibly recommended
by the XG as a future W3C Recommendation track, you need to apply to
be an invited expert so we make sure we don't have any patent issues
with the recommendations. As Renato pointed out, and we've clarified
with the W3C, this is a pretty easy process and if you apply you
should get accepted, although in general, you are expected to spend a
bit of your time contributing to the XG. So to apply to become an
invited expert please fill out this form [3].

Second, if you are an employee of a W3C Member organization, your
organization can just appoint you as their representative to the XG.
An organization can appoint more than one person. So, if you are an
employee of a member organization, just fill out this form [4].

If you run into something in www.w3.org that says "W3CACL" and
requires a password, it's because it's "member-only" access, as in you
have to be an employee of a member organization or an invited experts.
Once you ask to join the Social Web XG as an invited expert or as a
member representative, if you don't already have a name and password
one will be created for you.

I'll make a quick poll re meeting times and send that out in a
separate e-mail. Can't wait to start getting to work...

            cheers,
                   harry

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-xg-socialweb/
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/member-xg-socialweb/
[3] http://www.w3.org/2004/08/invexp.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/43434/join
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