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Re: Forced Resignation

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:11:15 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJK2wqVJejc2SgGt+Ecih7LwiJ4-0J2XsO-CvBZBJD-g9MB1iQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
To be fair, this is not "the AB's goal" - at least, I'm pretty sure the
current members of the Advisory Board were not involved with developing
that restriction.  I've raised this in the AB as an issue to be addressed,
and I think there is significant backing to change it.


On Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 5:50 AM, Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> As you may know, Google recently had the good sense and taste to hire
> fellow TAG member Dominic Denicola. W3C rules insist that, despite being *individually
> elected* as representatives of the membership, our employment situation
> is more important to the membership than our capacity to make meaningful
> contributions at the TAG. Therefore one of us must resign.
>
> As my term ends soonest, I will be stepping down from my position so that
> Dominic can continue the good work of helping to encourage extensibility in
> the web platform. I will, however, continue to attend meetings through the
> end of my elected term (Jan '15) in protest of what, frankly, is
> appallingly poor organizational design. Evidence of this piles up: last
> year we also lost productive TAG members to vagaries of employment
> interaction with W3C policy.
>
> If the AB's goal with this misbegotten policy were to prevent multiple
> individuals from a firm from influencing the TAG's decisions, I invite them
> to bar me from meetings post my removal. Were it not so, I invite them to
> change the policy.
>
> Regards
>
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