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Re: Participation in good standing

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2003 19:58:29 +0000
Cc: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
To: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Message-Id: <B8970F28-2DA6-11D8-BF5F-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>

WAI good standing may be the Mein Kampf rather than the Groucho 
variety, but it's never stopped me attending or contributing, yet ~:"

thanks

On Saturday, December 13, 2003, at 06:41  pm, Joe Clark wrote:

>
>
> I want WAI (read well: WAI) to be very, very clear about what it truly
> means here:
>
> <http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2003OctDec/0556.html>
>
>> Work statement [1]: focused mainly on membership requirements for our 
>> task
>> force. People need to be members in good standing of the larger WCAG 
>> group
>> but can focus their time commitment to techniques, or split their 
>> time.
>
> The membership requirements seem to have been unilaterally upgraded
> overnight to read as follows:
>
> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2003/12/wttf.html>
> Participation
>
>    Task Force participants must be participants in good standing of
>    the WCAG WG, should have experience with a Web technology (such as
>    HTML, CSS, or SVG), and must actively contribute to the work of the
>    Task Force, including:
>      * minimum 2 hours per week of Task Force work
>      * remain current on the mailing list and respond in a timely 
> manner
>        to postings on mailing list
>      * participate in Task Force telephone meetings, or send regrets to
>        the list
>      * assist in preparing Task Force deliverables for discussion
>
> Essentially, even to work on HTML techniques now requires one to be 
> PiGS
> (participant in good standing).
>
> 1. That was not the case before.
> 2. Is that really and truly what the World Wide Web Consortium wishes 
> to
> insist on now?
>
> Answer question 2 very carefully indeed. The Web Accessibility 
> Initiative
> stands to permanently alienate contributors if it actually puts the
> proposal into practice. Perhaps I should add a third question:
>
> 3. Is that the result WAI actually intends?
>
> Public responses, to the list, *only*, please.
>
> --
>
>   Joe Clark  |  joeclark@joeclark.org
>   Author, _Building Accessible Websites_
>   <http://joeclark.org/access/> | <http://joeclark.org/book/>
>
>
Jonathan Chetwynd
http://www.peepo.co.uk
"A web by people with learning difficulties"
Received on Saturday, 13 December 2003 14:52:49 GMT

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