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PPWG Charter

From: Adam Warner <lists@consulting.net.nz>
Date: 10 Jul 2002 19:59:35 +1200
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <1026287975.3410.35.camel@work>

Dear W3C PPWG,

Bruce Perens has claimed that "W3 policy doesn't allow me to reveal who
is behind the proposal..." (http://www.lwn.net/Articles/4404/)

It appears the PPWG Charter has put these constraints upon his speech.
We know that each "Each group must have a charter."
(http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process-20010719/groups#ReqsAllGroups)
and that "A Working Group or Interest Group charter must include the
following information.":
http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process-20010719/groups#WGCharter

"The level of confidentiality of the group's proceedings and
deliverables and, in particular, whether the charter itself will be
public. The charter should include rationale for any level of
confidentiality other than public;"

It appears the charter is not public because I am unable to access it:
http://www.w3.org/2001/02/16-patent-wg-charter.html

"The URL you are requesting requires proper authentication."

"The member-only section of the W3C website is not publicly viewable.
Password authorization is needed for access to the W3C Member Site."

If this is an oversight can you please correct the authentication
problem.

If this is not an oversight and the charter is not public can you please
provide the "rationale for any level of confidentiality other than
public". Please also disclose the text of the provisions that prohibit
revealing the identity of participants who make a proposal.

Thank you,
Adam Warner
Received on Wednesday, 10 July 2002 03:56:59 GMT

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