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Catching up with content work on webplatform.org

From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 21:42:04 +0000
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To: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi all,

I realise I have been appallingly absent from WPD activities in the last 5 weeks, and for that, I apologise. I have been traveling constantly, and finding it nigh on impossible to find the time to get up to speed with the project again. But now I'm back home for a good while, I want to change that.

We can probably have a good discussion about this at the next meeting, but for now I want to ask about the following topics.

1. What have we achieved in the last few weeks? What is the easiest way to look at progress?

2. It seems to me like this project really needs a project manager to pull things together and keep on top of it all. Until we find a better one, I'd like to offer my services at doing this. What I really want to do is work directly on content, but I think this is more important. Basically, I think I would:

* Build a schedule for sorting out existing content, styling and infrastructure tasks for us to try to stick to. I met with Jeff Jaffe (W3C CEO the other week, and he is very anxious to see a more concrete progress indication)
* Identify critical problems to work on
* Kick some ass, and encourage people to get to work
* Help to organise and coordinate doc sprints.
* Look into future features/content, and when we might want to look to start introducing them.

3. I want to get people's feelings on this whole thing. What needs most attention right now?

4. If I am totally off the mark here, the existing project manager types can feel free to kick my ass and give me a true account of what is going on.

Many thanks,

Chris Mills
Open standards evangelist and dev.opera.com editor, Opera Software
Co-chair, web education community group, W3C
Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design" (http://my.opera.com/chrismills/blog/2012/07/12/practical-css3-my-book-is-finally-published)

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