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W3C Spec Tester/Editor's Fund Re: Spec organizations and prioritization

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:51:25 +0000
To: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
Cc: public-w3process <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-ID: <616A369539C04D8CBCB4E03BAA498C46@marcosc.com>

On Thursday, 22 March 2012 at 20:32, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:20:51 +0100, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org (mailto:dom@w3.org)> 
> wrote:
> 2. Modularizing a part of HTML (or anything really) is actually a rather 
> complicated procedure that requires detailed understanding of how all the 
> pieces fit together. That is why thus far only experienced editors (with 
> time) have demonstrated the feasibility.

Here is a proposal: How about establishing some kind of W3C Spec Testers and Editor's Fund? Something like the old W3C Fellows [1], but instead resources are pooled together to pay the salary of a group of spec editors or testers for a year or so. The fund could be community driven, with some open bidding or voting system to decide who gets to work on what and what the priorities are. 

Of course, as a freelance spec editor, I'm biased towards thinking this would be a great idea :)

[1] http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Recruitment/Fellows

Marcos Caceres
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