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Re: Consolidation of Task-forces

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 20:50:22 -0500 (EST)
To: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: Tim Anglade <tim.anglade@af83.com>, public-social-web-talk@w3.org
Message-ID: <alpine.LRH.2.00.0902182045490.31160@tribal>
On Tue, 17 Feb 2009, Toby A Inkster wrote:

> Also, I've written to Sarven Capadisli, the user experience guy at 
> identi.ca/laconi.ca. He was unaware that this incubator group was being set 
> up, but I would expect him to be able to make valuable contributions, 
> especially to the user experience task force.

There was a paper from identi.ca at the workshop, but I don't they came. 
They should have been notified. [1]

> There are some other key people I'd expect to see involved in this group but 
> whose names have been notable in their absence from the mailing list 
> archives. For example, does Chris Messina know that the group is being set 
> up?

Re Chris Messina, we have notified (or at  least tried to) notify him and 
others [2]. Perhaps they are not aware we are  in charter stage? Their 
input would be very useful.

> Unless people know that the incubator group is being established, it will 
> continue to have problems finding editors. Passively waiting for them to show 
> up is not enough - we need to get in touch with people who we think might be 
> interested and invite them to join this mailing list.
Agreed. But I think the operative question is whether all 
deliverables is 1) possible and 2) useful and how to get the people who 
want to work on this from a standards-body angle in the room for a year 
for exploration (XG) purposes. I believe the W3C is complementary to the 
various work done with Diso, OpenSocial, OpenWeb, etc.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2008/09/msnws/papers/W3C_FOSN_Position_Paper
[2] http://groups.google.com/group/diso-project/browse_thread/thread/4df3caf6581b1b60


 	Harry Halpin
 	Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Received on Thursday, 19 February 2009 01:50:58 UTC

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