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Re: Appointments and Chair Announcements for the TAG

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Thu, 02 May 2013 16:23:22 -0400
Message-ID: <5182CB3A.2050601@arcanedomain.com>
To: www-tag@w3.org
CC: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, public-tag-announce@w3.org, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
A few minutes ago, Tim Berners-Lee announced [1] that as of June 1, Daniel 
Appelquist and Peter Linss will take over as chairs of the W3C Technical 
Architecture Group. I have been a member of the TAG since 2004 and chair 
since early 2009. Serving on and chairing the TAG has been one of the most 
exciting and rewarding things I ha€™ve done, and I a€™m extraordinarily 
grateful that Tim and the TAG have given me the opportunity.

The TAG is very lucky to have Dan and Peter as new chairs. I have worked 
closely with both of them. They bring a combination of deep experience in a 
range of the most pertinent technologies, enthusiasm, chairing expertise, 
and years of experience working on the TAG. Tim has made an inspired 
choice, IMO, and I am very glad to support this transition.

My current appointment would have run for a few more months, but the TAG is 
in the process of resetting its agenda and priorities for the next two 
years. Bringing in Peter and Dan now gives them opportunity to help the TAG 
plan as well as deliver this work. To free space for our new chairs, I will 
resign my position on the day they join. I will attend the TAG'€™s upcoming 
meeting in London and I expect to continue to work informally with the TAG 
and the new chairs over the next few months.

This is  a particularly exciting time for the TAG, and if we had not 
needed "my"€ slot for our new chairs, I would have been happy to continue 
as a member until the end of my term. I have particularly enjoyed working 
with and learning from our newly elected members, many of whom play key 
roles in the development of the most important new Web technologies such as 
HTML5, AJAX-style Web Apps, mobile Web apps, etc. Nonetheless, I am 
delighted that this change is happening. My teaching responsibilities at 
Tufts are increasingly taking time that would otherwise go to the TAG, and 
have prevented me from traveling to some overseas W3C meetings. More 
important, we are very lucky to have Peter and Dan, and now is the perfect 
time for them to take over.

My warm thanks to all the TAG members past and present who have made my 
time on the TAG such a pleasure. I look forward to working informally with 
the TAG and with all of you in the W3C in the future.

Noah Mendelsohn

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2013May/0008.html
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