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Re: Look at other XG charters...

From: Renato Iannella <renato@nicta.com.au>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 16:47:39 +1000
Message-Id: <EB7BEC05-985A-41AF-9071-23981461654E@nicta.com.au>
To: public-social-web-talk@w3.org

On 11 Feb 2009, at 09:03, Harry Halpin wrote:
> Also, it may be educational to look other Incubator Group's charters.
> See Emergency Interoperability Incubator Group [1] and Rich Web
> Backplane Incubator Group [2].

Well spotted Harry...As a co-chair for one of these XGs, I can say  
quite categorically that we are better off scoping small. This does  
not mean we cannot decide to do other work (once the XG is up) but my  
experience is that there is a lot of euphoria at the beginning, then  
there is a large plateau of silence...

I have already expressed strong support [1] for a charter based around  
the fundamentals of interoperability for social networks.

For the Privacy/Trust work, I suggested that this be done in  
collaboration with the existing W3C Policy IG (PLING) [2] for the very  
real reason that this group already has this experience and expertise  
(its an open group so anyone can join) and have an existing concrete  
liaison with the PrimeLife Project, which has just produced its  
Requirements document [3] on Policies (aka Privacy, Trust,  
Identification, Rights) where Social Networks are one of the key Use  
Cases. It makes sense to build on this work with a joint PLING/XG  

Dr Renato Iannella
Principal Scientist, National ICT Australia (NICTA)
Level 5, Axon Building #47, Staff House Rd, St Lucia, QLD, 4072,  
[research] http://spin.nicta.org.au

[1] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-social-web-talk/2009Feb/0020.html 
[2] <http://www.w3.org/Policy/pling/wiki/Main_Page>
[3] <http://www.primelife.eu/images/stories/deliverables/h5.1.1-policy_requirements-public.pdf 
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