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

From: Christine Perey <cperey@perey.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:05:09 +0100
To: "'Harry Halpin'" <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Cc: <public-social-web-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <21F505C6ABCE43CFB284F8769F703414@T60>
I see that there have been a few changes in the past day to the Social Web
XG charter [1].

In the past few minutes the scope of the XG in the charter has been updated
to include the following sentence "We will focus on a number of different
topics, including but not limited to: Accessibility, Internationalization,
Social Data Portability, Privacy and Trust, Business Practices, and mapping
the general landscape for future standardization."

This update (a significant change) is a step in the the right direction. 

What about adding this section from charter [2] to charter [1]:

The mission of the XG is to:

    * properly frame the questions which need to be asked/answered about
social networking/social web usage and management in an open
multidisciplinary forum,
    * to conduct rigorous research leading to documentation (mappings) on
current open issues and future problems identified by the members of this
    * to debate the architectural strategies and even philosophical
ramifications of particular strategies,
    * to prototype possible solutions to present and/or anticipated
challenges, and
    * to publish reports to the W3C members and/or the public at large on
the challenges the XG is mandated to examine. 

Note that this does not settle the matter of Task Forces.



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[1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/SocialWebXGCharter
[2] http://esw.w3.org/topic/UnifiedSocialXG
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