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Re: URGENT reply requested: next f2f

From: gregory j. rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 15:15:27 -0400
Message-ID: <000301c0c9ce$42fa9be0$95b6f5d0@igor>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
aloha, wendy!

good lord willin' & the crick don't rise (yet again), i plan on being in
amsterdam that week in june, not only for the GL meetings, but the AU and ER
meetings, as well...

personally, i wouldn't mind attending a suite of WAI face2face meetings that
week in june, which means that i'd prefer not to have overlapping meetings,
such as those that were held surrounding the W3C plenary this
february/march, save for when WGs are scheduled to meet in concert...  i
just think it is detrimental to the entire effort to force participants to
choose between working groups at a common face2face venue----i'd rather
attend four or five day's worth of meetings and get a hell of a lot
accomplished (especially after traveling a distance) than to have to choose
between working group meetings, even if i spent a day or 2 as an observer...
moreover, i think that the WAI as a whole would benefit from allowing
members of other WAI/W3C working groups to sit in on face2face meetings when
their WG isn't meeting, or when they live close enough to the venue for it
to be practical--it worked well for the User Agent WG at the plenary, and
would do much to promote cross-fertilization of ideas, as well as providing
observers with a clearer picture of WG dependencies, as well as providing a
palpable sense of what progress other groups are making...

yes, this will stretch out the timespan for those with multiple WG
membership, and may leave idle time for those with only limited cross-over,
but that is a better pickle in which to be than holding an F2F where a
quorum can't be raised...  that's what happened to AU at the february/march
plenary--so many of its members were siphoned off by the GL/ER and UA
meetings, when it came time to hold the AU face2face meeting, only 3 working
group members--the chair, the group's staff contact, and an ATAG
editor--were in attendance...  or at least, so i heard--i was next door at
the UA face2face...

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Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
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