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RE: [whatwg] Tim BL's HTML WG announcement and WHAT WG

From: Paul Nelson (ATC) <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 03:33:01 -0800
Message-ID: <49C257E2C13F584790B2E302E021B6F90ECD1AB5@winse-msg-01.segroup.winse.corp.microsoft.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
CC: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, WHATWG List <whatwg@whatwg.org>, W3C HTML <www-html@w3.org>

Because WHATWG does not have W3C type of IP policy not all organizations can participate in the WHATWG. While I don't represent an official corporate request, I submit that the WHATWG should not be considered to be equivalent to any W3C working group unless the same IP policy is in place so that all companies/organizations can freely participate in the process of the WHATWG. 
Personally, I appreciate the work the WHATWG is doing in trying to balance between existing web usage and providing solutions for the future.
Paul Nelson


From: www-html-request@w3.org on behalf of Henri Sivonen
Sent: Mon 10/30/2006 5:56 PM
To: Charles McCathieNevile
Cc: Lachlan Hunt; WHATWG List; W3C HTML
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Tim BL's HTML WG announcement and WHAT WG

On Oct 29, 2006, at 19:16, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> So what comes out will probably be a (perhaps evolved) version of 
> WHATWG stuff, as has been the case in some other W3C groups already.

That would be excellent.

Perhaps I was overly worried, because I couldn't tell from the 
announcement where this is going.

>>> Or will the WHAT WG activities continue with an endorsement from 
>>> the W3C?
> I would be very surprised. As Tim notes, the WHATWG doesn't have 
> what he calls "accountability measures" (by which I think he means 
> a process with more of the checks and balances that are found in 
> W3C's), which would make it hard for W3C to endorse anything WHATWG 
> have yet to do.

I don't expect the W3C to endorse the WHAT WG itself. What I meant to 
ask if the WHAT WG spec drafts continue to be worked on under the 
banner of the W3C.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Monday, 30 October 2006 11:33:24 UTC

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