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Re: New, Unified XG Proposal

From: Tim Anglade <tim.anglade@af83.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 14:50:36 +0100
Cc: mauro@w3.org
Message-Id: <9D406AFD-C738-4709-A003-C1FAD906BE76@af83.com>
To: public-social-web-talk@w3.org

Hi there.

Le 4 févr. 09 à 14:22, Toby Inkster a écrit :

> On Wed, 2009-02-04 at 12:25 +0000, Michael Hausenblas wrote:
>> One telecon for all TF? No way. Ever been on a telecon with say 30
>> people. Before the last one says 'hello' the hour is over.
> Could the telecon just consist of one representative from each TF plus
> the chairs of the XG?
> Each TF could arrange their own internal communications themselves,
> according to the needs of that particular TF. That may consist of an
> additional mailing list, wiki pages, IRC, microblogging, conference
> calls, face-to-face, etc.

I concur. I doubt there's anything that would prevent us from doing  
that, is there?

Overall, I strongly feel that the advantages of having separate XGs  
can be recouped by setting strongly-focused Task Forces inside a  
single XG. While the converse is not true in my mind.

For example, the three main strong characteristics I find in having a  
single XG are.
1. Less red tape involved. Setting up and maintaining one XG should be  
easier than dealing with two or three, from a purely administrative  
2. Ability to work on the larger scheme of things: Social Networks. It  
would be easy to lose track of the overarching themes and goals in  
narrowly-focused groups. Sure, we probably don't want big-picture  
debates saturating everyday discussions inside the Task Forces but I  
feel some people, thoughts and work need to stay on that large view  
while we do real, solid work on sub-issues inside the Task Forces.
3. Ability to shelter and foster later initiatives that might not fall  
straightly into Interoperability, Best Practices or Distributed  


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