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Re: Proposal: Keep Group Unified, Don't Divide into Taskforces

From: Renato Iannella <renato@nicta.com.au>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 15:34:36 +1000
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To: public-social-web-talk@w3.org

On 26 Feb 2009, at 19:57, Harry Halpin wrote:

> I feel the proposed charter may be too large, due to having too many
> deliverables (15 at my last count). A smaller charter with (5)
> deliverables was written earlier.


I agree with Harry, and I indicated so earlier [1] - from my current  
experiences in running an XG.

This is not to say that what was has been proposed is not valuable,  
but taken in the context of a W3C Incubator Group, the current scope  
is significantly more than most W3C multi-year multi-working group  
Activities.

Event the smaller charter [2] can be modified to include the core  
outputs:
  1 - Use Case/Requirements
  2 - State-of-the-Art Report (best practices)
  3 - Final Report (next steps)

I also strongly believe that the Policy/Privacy/Trust work simply be  
moved to the W3C PLING Interest Group (as argued in [1]) as the  
evaluation of the XG Charter [3] stipulates:

"It is desirable to take ideas related to specific technology  
solutions that are already being worked on elsewhere (within or  
outside of the W3C) back to the place in which the work is taking place"

I suspect this will be a major discussion point at the teleconference  
next week.

Cheers...  Renato Iannella
NICTA

[1] <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-social-web-talk/2009Feb/0046.html 
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[2] <http://esw.w3.org/topic/SocialWebXGCharter>
[3] <http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/about.html#Scope>
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