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Re: Call for Editor: URL spec

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2012 14:47:17 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDA6s3=afgUJy9qHriqLtwmHnWoAbhAnVE0y-3XrrnVJkw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Cc: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, ext Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 2:31 PM, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com> wrote:
> Is there some reason Anne isn't going to edit the spec?

Anne isn't doing the work in WebApps, because he no longer works for a
member company, and the Invited Expert agreement is more restrictive
in ways that are important to him (it doesn't allow you to co-publish
your work under a freer license), and the W3C wasn't willing to offer
an exception.  So, he's left the W3C until he can join under a more
favorable contract, and in the meantime is doing all of his work in
the WHATWG, which does allow him to publish with a free license.

In the meantime, W3C is copying Anne's work in several specs, to
maintain the silly illusion that they're the ones working on these
topics.  (We're supposed to ignore the hypocrisy in forking someone
else's spec, when the whole reason he left is because they wouldn't
let him fork his own spec.)

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