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Re: Disclosure and information proposal

From: Nottingham, Mark <mnotting@akamai.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2014 11:43:49 -0500
To: "Michael Champion (MS OPEN TECH)" <Michael.Champion@microsoft.com>
CC: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>, "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6E856461-E8F7-4974-BD61-C9DF768E2F4F@akamai.com>

On 4 Jun 2014, at 8:22 pm, Michael Champion (MS OPEN TECH) <Michael.Champion@microsoft.com> wrote:

> So Iíd ask a meta-question: is the Silent Majority issue a real problem for W3C worth investing in?  From a quick look at https://www.w3.org/2000/09/dbwg/orgs about 1/4 of W3C members donít participate any ANY groups besides the AC.  Thatís way down from the last time I looked a few years ago when about half the entries in that table indicated ď1 participant in 1 groupĒ.  (That might be a statistical question for the team: are non-participants in WGs more likely to be non-voters?)  Iím not  sure itís a problem if lots of people out there decide to donate to W3C without getting involved in the work or the politics.  Lurkers numerically predominate over active participants in almost every community.  As an incurable non-lurker Iím interested in why, but not sure there is a pragmatic need for an answer.


Seems to me if there was a high correlation between non-participation in WGs and non-voting, we might not feel the need to explore too much more why people donít vote...

Mark Nottingham    mnot@akamai.com   http://www.mnot.net/

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