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Re: Some Feedback On Our Developer Meetup

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:28:40 -0400
Message-ID: <51AFE5C8.9030309@arcanedomain.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
CC: "Appelquist Daniel (UK)" <Daniel.Appelquist@telefonica.com>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>

On 6/5/2013 8:40 PM, Marcos Caceres wrote:
> These are great, but it's quite sad that many in the dev community are still not seeing us as representing them here at the w3c:(

Yes indeed.

> We need to do a better job at communicating what we are doing - and showing proof that we are being effective.

Maybe, but we should also consider the possibility that the complaints have 
merit. One of the things I've learned in being on the TAG and other WGs is: 
if some constituency says their concerns aren't being represented, there's 
a good chance they're right, even if we would like to think we already know 
their needs. So, I think we should start by listening more than by 
"communicating [...] that we are being effective".

Then again, the TAG is in transition. I'm not sure even we know what we're 
likely to deliver in six months, so this is a particularly messy time to 
raise the question of whether or not a particular community is being heard. 
The answer may be changing week by week anyway.

Noah
Received on Thursday, 6 June 2013 01:29:16 UTC

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