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Re: Open and Transparent W3C Community Group Proposed

From: Jean-Charles (JC) Verdié <jicheu@yahoo.fr>
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 08:44:33 +0200
Message-ID: <53E32051.8090107@yahoo.fr>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
CC: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Revising W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>, W3C Members <w3c-ac-forum@w3.org>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>
Hi Karl

Karl Dubost wrote:
> Hello all,
> Le 7 août 2014 à 08:30, Jean-Charles (JC) Verdié <jicheu@yahoo.fr> a écrit :
>> Actually, I fully share his point of view that this group's name is an
>> insult to the W3C, and I would even say it carries a lie by misleading
>> people to believe W3C is neither open nor transparent at all.
> Could we cool down a bit and find a better solution? :)
> From as far I remember, W3C has always been a place where discussions between good will people led to good changes. I think the intent of the group is to propose to push further the openness and transparency. There was a time W3C had most of its WG with closed door meetings and hidden minutes, with mailing-lists in Member only space, etc. etc. Things have changed and they can certainly change again.
> Somehow it's quite healthy. It means it's alive.
> On the other hand the thing which is a bit frustrating is always to see the new generation being very assertive at "This now sucks!" without taking into consideration that the "now" is a big change from what we had in the "past". But to the oldies of W3C (which I'm part of), let's not forget that we have been young too ;)
> So let's make progress and open a bit more! *again*
> And let's keep "told you so" when the current generation of "reformers" will be bashed by the new-new generation coming. (It already happened a couple of times). ^_^

I am all in favor of more openness (when/where it makes sense)
I am all opposed to carrying misleading information.

And FWIW I still feel young :p


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