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Re: FW: Internationalization Activity Proposal and ITS Interest Group (Call for Review)

From: Addison Phillips <addison@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 09:05:51 -0800
Message-ID: <4798C56F.7040409@yahoo-inc.com>
To: Yves Savourel <ysavourel@translate.com>
CC: "'Jeremy Carroll'" <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, www-international@w3.org

(this is a personal reply; chair hat OFF)

Yves Savourel wrote:

> Yes, I think part of the people interested in ITS are not necessarily interested by the more "in-depth" internationalization
> discussions seen on the i18n IG list. For example localization engineers, XML authors, developers of localization tools, etc. So I
> think there is some overlap but also a distinct community.

Although I agree with Yves's reasons for wanting ITS to have a separate 
list, I do disagree with the this characterization of the winter list. 
This list serves many communities, not always with "in-depth 
internationalization" issues, and specifically counts the audiences 
listed above as part of it. Discussion of ITS application or usage in 
the broader context of Web globalization can and possibly should occur 
on this list.

> 
> Part of the goals of the ITS IG would be to help in the implementation of ITS-aware applications (there are already some
> collaborative efforts started), gathering feedback, etc. so communication may need to be a bit more active than for an IG like the
> i18n IG.
> 

I think having and maintaining an IG for the maintenance of ITS is an 
important and vital function. It is also important as a means of 
providing "expert assistance" to implementers and users.

Addison

-- 
Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Yahoo! Inc.
Chair -- W3C Internationalization Core WG

Internationalization is an architecture.
It is not a feature.
Received on Thursday, 24 January 2008 17:08:50 GMT

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