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RE: New, Unified XG Proposal

From: Christine Perey <cperey@perey.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 09:40:02 +0100
To: <public-social-web-talk@w3.org>
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Hi Michael,

I think maybe we have hit on a very important distinction between what has
been commonplace in W3C and the goals with which I, for one, have entering
the process. 

Michael spoke when describing successful past XGs of "finding out which
aspects are worth being standardised"

So far I haven't seen any mention of standards in this Unified (or the two
more focused) XG charter. 

Should  "finding out which aspects are worth being standardised" be done
prior to forming the XG? Or during the XG?

The objectives of the current charter(s) are more to map and identify
gaps/propose strategies/build (as in the FOAF+ project Henry proposed). 

Most of the deliverables are reports, a few use cases, the work of the group
might be to prepare reports based on research it performs in the field.  

Just out of curiosity, are there, in the history of W3C, XGs which function
well and yet are not focused on standardization?


Christine Perey   
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