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Re: Chairing

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 20:42:35 +0000
Message-ID: <4991E6BB.2040103@ibiblio.org>
To: Tim Anglade <tim.anglade@af83.com>
Cc: public-social-web-talk@w3.org

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>> Lastly, I'm happy to help chair, but I want a co-chair. Dan Brickley,
>> Renato Ianella, and Fabien Gandon have also said they would be up for
>> chairing, and Christine has done a good job de-factor chairing. Perhaps
>> people should choose between chairing and editing?
>
> Wait a second. Two semantic web chairs? No offense but that's a recipe
> for disaster. This is not semantic web, take 2, guys. This is a
> separate effort. Chairmanship should reflect the diversity of our
> backgrounds, opinions and debates.
OK, do we have any reps from industry who would like to chair? I do
agree more industry would be great, and a co-chair especially so. If
not, then we should not wait for them to join. As the OpenID foundation
shows, if a good tech solution comes out, eventually the relevant people
from industry will join in. 

However, at least one co-chair should be familiar with W3C Process,
ideally by having chaired or participated in it before. The reason
people were mentioned above is due to that, not because of any activity
in the SemWeb area.
> Also : composition of the group and the chair should probably reflect
> that the W3C is part Academic and part Industry. Just my two cents.
>
>> If there are not objections, I'll refactor the charter this coming
>> weekend.
>
> I object. **Strongly.**
>
> My problem with your whole proposal is that it negates the diversity
> and industry appeal this group should have. As one of the few business
> guys posting regularly on this list, let me tell you that I doubt any
> industrial will follow the vision you outline. Instead of closing
> doors (by merging task forces and the like) we should try to open
> them. Again, I understand your idea of doing stuff with what we have
> now. But since we don't need editors attached everywhere, I strongly
> feel we should keep an open mind to let the people who we are missing
> right now join in later.
>
>> We can also make another Doodle talking about who would want to
>> join which of the consolidated task-forces, edit which documents, and
>> chair.
>
> That seems like a fair step — If we don't make some Task Forces
> disappear before submitting them to a vote.
>
>> I'd like to see the charter go to AC membership for voting fairly
>> shortly, say be Feb 23rd.
>
> That I agree with. Let's move fast but not skip steps in our debate.
>
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>>
>>       thanks,
>>          harry
>>
>> [1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/UnifiedSocialXG
>> [2] http://www.doodle.com/4zdqm65sa8qmey8w
>>
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> Cheers,
> Tim
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