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Re: Overall structure of the W3C

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:23:01 -0400
Message-ID: <53E36195.9010604@gmail.com>
To: "Nottingham, Mark" <mnotting@akamai.com>
CC: Revising W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>
On 7/31/14 11:02 PM, Nottingham, Mark wrote:
> On <https://www.w3.org/wiki/AB/2014-2015_Priorities>, the first bullet in "Overall structure of the W3C" is:
>
>> 1. Is the Consortium's current heavy weight structure that was created in 1994 still needed now?
>
> and Chaals comments: "We don't use the process we had in 1995 or even in 2005. This question is rhetorically sound but irrelevant."
>
> I have to disagree here; this is THE question that the AB should be addressing. If there's a problem with how the question is phrased, that's easy enough to fix:
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> 1. Is the Consortium's current structure appropriate to the tasks at hand and the resources available? Specifically:
>      a. Is the multiple-Host model helpful to the goals of the W3C, or a hinderance? Are there alternatives?
>      b. Is the Team's size and makeup appropriate to our current workload, considering our limited resources?
>      c. Is the Membership model effective in furthering the goals of the W3C? What other options are there?
>
> As a Member, I'd especially like to understand what the multi-Host model brings to the table; we don't hear much about it, nor the activities of the "Steering Committee" (see <http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Agreement/Appendix1-2013.html> section 3g), which "sets overall policy and provides strategic guidance and review of the Consortium's activities."

These are excellent questions Mark! FYI, I added them to the priorities 
wiki:

<https://www.w3.org/wiki/AB/2014-2015_Priorities#Overall_structure_of_the_W3C>

-AB
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