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Re: Is the TAG structure harmful? [Was: Fwd: Forced Resignation]

From: Eric J. Bowman <eric@bisonsystems.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 18:16:24 -0600
To: Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>
Cc: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, "www-archive@w3.org" <www-archive@w3.org>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>, Robin Berjon <robin@w3.org>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20140702181624.8baed458871375ce3a66bfb9@bisonsystems.net>
Brian Kardell wrote:
> 
> > my e-mail doesn't end @apple.com, @google.com, etc. as that seems
> > the only way to achieve credibility in Web Arch circles where merit
> > no longer holds sway.
> 
> Not to pour fuel on this fire,
>

You're not, I sorta conflated my issues with HTTP WG with the TAG there.

>
> but i don't feel this is so, increasingly less so in recent years in
> TAG.  I applaud more developer involvement, in fact, I'm a very
> squeaky wheel on this topic, there are definitely things that need
> fixing - but (at least) two of the people elected which this bit were
> actually -elected- before they were associated with any big member
> org. Likewise, TAG has been holding developer meetups and attending
> extensible web summit where there is way more opportunity to hear
> from and discuss things with developers.
> 
> There may be biases and politics and things to worry about, I just
> wanted to share another perspective and some data on that.
>

OK, thanks for that. I won't disagree that TAG has taken positive steps
vis-a-vis developer outreach.

-Eric
Received on Thursday, 3 July 2014 00:16:45 UTC

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