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Re: United Nations WCIT ITU Conference and Scientific Forums

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 15:58:18 -0500
Message-ID: <50D61EEA.5070900@intertwingly.net>
To: Adam Sobieski <adamsobieski@hotmail.com>
CC: www-archive@w3.org, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, "Michael(tm) Smith" <mike@w3.org>, Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>
On 12/22/2012 11:56 AM, Adam Sobieski wrote:
> HTML Working Group,
> Steve Faulkner,
>
> Thank you for your opinion as well. The W3C has no other forum for
> forum-related discussions

As co-chair of the W3C HTML WG I will confirm that the fact that you can 
not find an appropriate forum for what appears to be a worthwhile 
discussion is not an adequate justification for posting off-topic 
messages to the public-html mailing list.

Repeats of this behavior will lead to getting you banned from the list:

http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ListGuidelines

> , and it appears that you and Mike Taylor agree
> with one another and that you and I also disagree. I think that
> participants who do not want to discuss the topic here can see the
> appropriately titled subject of the forum thread and that those who do
> should have the opportunity to.
>
> I also think that the charter should convenience the group and group
> productivity, describing tasks, deliverables, and milestones, and that
> forums-related discussions can pertain directly to enhancing group
> productivity to accomplish chartered tasks. Your position that
> scientists' and technologists' discussion of their forums, in their
> forums, is somehow contrary to their forum charters is problematic.
> Additionally, the charter could become a group discussion topic with the
> HTML 5.1 versioning, digital publishing, digital books, digital
> textbooks, scholarly and scientific communication topics upcoming.
>
> I do not agree that the group desires an interpretation of their charter
> which precludes the group's capability to discuss their forum.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Adam Sobieski
	
- Sam Ruby
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