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Re: Workshop and meeting requirements

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2014 22:43:43 -0700
Message-ID: <5371B10F.5080109@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: public-w3process@w3.org
On 12/05/2014 22:04, Stephen Zilles wrote:

> [SZ] No, we want the membership to be able to participate in the work of the organization. If the (spontaneous) meetings are held in the context of a Working Group or Community Group and others in the Group are notified, then it is reasonable that a meeting be held with less prior notice. But, if the meeting is on a topic that is not yet the purview of an existing Group, then it is important that enough notice be given to allow people to participate, especially when attending the meeting involves getting plane tickets, a visa and freeing the attendee's calendar. That is why the process has lead times for meetings.

I did not hear the same argument when the CSS WG Bay Area members held
a semi-meeting for the people around, with one week notice or such.
With impossibility for people from overseas - or even the other side of
the US - to attend.

Steve, I disagree and consider W3C's view of organizing events is old
style, constrained and limiting rather than enabling. And I'm not a
20-something from the so-called "github generation".

> [SZ] Do you have any idea of how long it takes to get a visa to the US from China? It can take as much as two months. 

Yeah well we experienced the same trouble when we queued for hours
for a chinese visa for Shenzhen. Some of us had their passport
retained two months too, creating BIG travel issues.

</Daniel>
Received on Tuesday, 13 May 2014 05:44:08 UTC

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