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Re: Request for Disclosure of W3C TPWG Funding Sources

From: Dobbs, Brooks <Brooks.Dobbs@kbmg.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:55:13 +0000
To: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>, "Jack L. Hobaugh Jr" <jack@networkadvertising.org>
CC: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
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I agree with previous commenters here, and feel it is important for there there to be transparency into financial support for this effort.  I am not sure how the ongoing process of seeking more contributors impacts the need for or timing of transparency.  Are we to take from this that a negotiable term in providing funding would be to have such funding be non-disclosable?  If the list is simply incomplete at this time, can I suggest we simply start with an email showing current funders and add to it as new participants come on?  A couple more TPWG emails won't push my box past its limit.



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From: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org<mailto:jeff@w3.org>>
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014 5:36 PM
To: "Jack L. Hobaugh Jr" <jack@networkadvertising.org<mailto:jack@networkadvertising.org>>
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org> (public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>)" <public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>>
Subject: Re: Request for Disclosure of W3C TPWG Funding Sources
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Resent-Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014 5:36 PM


Thanks for raising this issue and reminding the community that this fine work will best continue with additional sponsorship of the work - as we did last year.

In terms of listing the sponsors, I certainly don't want to do this piecemeal.

It is early in the year and we are still talking to various stakeholders about their willingness to sponsor.  I would like to have the disclosure discussion after we have concluded the dialog with potential sponsors.


On 1/23/2014 4:47 PM, Jack L. Hobaugh Jr wrote:

Following the hiatus and during one of our weekly W3C TPWG Wednesday teleconferences, you had mentioned that the W3C had obtained additional funding for the TPWGs work.  One of the TPWG participants then asked you to please disclose the source of that funding.  You stated that you could not disclose the source of the funding at that time but that it might be possible to disclose that information at a later date. Could you please provide the TPWG with that information now?

Thank you very much.


Jack L. Hobaugh Jr
Network Advertising Initiative | Counsel & Senior Director of Technology
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