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Re: Consolidation of Task-forces

From: Peter Ferne <petef@jivatechnology.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 09:49:14 +0000
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To: public-social-web-talk@w3.org

On 10 Feb 2009, at 20:22, Christine Perey wrote:

> I'm afraid that I don't agree with this strategy.
> The scope of the discussion and the goals of the group are getting
> (prematurely) narrowed if we adopt your proposal as outlined.
> I am not an expert in W3C procedures so there may be a reason which  
> I have
> yet to learn, but I believe that the "spirit" of the workshop  
> conclusions
> and CERTAINLY the interests of the industry at large would be better  
> served
> if we keep the task forces as they are proposed, or adjusted by  
> those who
> participate in them, and have separate telecons for each with a  
> monthly
> telecon between editors/chairs to share progress of deliverables, etc.

As one of the industry people on the list I'm more inclined to agree  
with Christine and Tim that the separate task forces should be kept.  
I'm not sure exactly how that should map to reports and I realise that  
in not voicing a definite opinion on that topic I am not engaging as  
fully as I might. However I think that failure to engage is  
symptomatic of the way that my heart has sunk just a little watching  
the traffic on this list. At the moment I am rather fearful that the  
group is in danger of spending too much time on internal organisation.  
I appreciate that this is a necessary prerequisite to actually  
starting work, so I think I'm probably just speaking in support of a  
fairly strict time limit on these discussions.

For the record my interest is in distributed architectures and data  
portability. I might conceivably step up and offer to edit one of  
those if required, but happy to contribute however I can.
Peter Ferne,  +44 (0)7970 942 261,  petef@jivatechnology.com
Received on Wednesday, 11 February 2009 09:50:01 UTC

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