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Announcement: W3C Approves Technical Architecture Group Charter, Process Document

From: Janet Daly <janet@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 10:23:15 -0400
Message-ID: <3B56ED53.B13DB4BB@w3.org>
To: www-talk@w3.org

On behalf of the W3C Chairman and the Advisory Board, I am pleased to
announce the publication of the Technical Architecture Group
(TAG) Charter and revised Process Document. 

  19 July 2001 TAG charter:

  19 July 2001 Process Document:

W3C has created the TAG to document and build consensus around 
principles of Web architecture and to interpret and clarify 
these principles when necessary. The TAG will also resolve issues 
involving general Web architectural brought to the TAG, and help 
coordinate cross-technology architecture developments 
inside and outside W3C. 

The W3C Process Document has been modified to include provisions 
relevant to the TAG. 

The list of changes to the Process Document is available at:

A home page for the TAG is in place at:

Comments on Web Architecture principles, the TAG itself, or its charter
may be sent to the public mailing list:


This list is publicly archived, and serves as the workspace for the TAG.
It's worth noting that the TAG operates in public, with public lists, 
and following its publicly posted charter and the W3C Process. 

The TAG is expected to start work in September 2001, after
nominations and elections.

Upcoming call for nominations

The Chairman expects to send a call for nominations to the W3C Advisory
Committee in early August, so we encourage W3C members to start thinking
about qualified individuals.  Nominees need not be employees of a Member

The Director will announce his three TAG appointees no later than the
call for nominations. Each nomination should be accompanied by a short 
biography of the nominee, to be made available to the Membership in case 
there is an election. There are 5 slots on the TAG for 
elected participants.

The charter sets expectations about the qualifications of all
participants, who should:

 * Demonstrate depth of experience in broad areas of Web
   development; deep understanding of the architectural issues
   surrounding the Web and related technologies.

 * Be available to spend approximately 25% percent of their time
   writing and resolving issues.

 * Demonstrate the ability to resolve disputed technical issues
   and to build consensus.

 * Demonstrate the ability to put the common good above
   proprietary considerations. TAG participants must be willing,
   when circumstances require, to recuse themselves from
   decisions where proprietary interests might interfere with
   their judgment.

Questions on the TAG are better directed to the TAG list
(www-talk@w3.org) rather than to www-talk. 

Best regards,



World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Janet Daly, Head of Communications
MIT/LCS NE43-363
200 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

voice: 617.253.5884
fax:   617.258.5999 
Received on Thursday, 19 July 2001 10:23:51 UTC

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