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From: James Salsman <bovik@best.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 09:49:14 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20020216174914.46122.qmail@bovik.org>
To: www-talk@w3.org
Cc: timbl@w3.org
Was this proposal ever actually sent to the Advisory Committee?

> --- Resolution ---
> 
> Dear members of the W3C Advisory Committee:
> 
> Please join me in sending the following resolution to the Director 
> with your name appended below to indicate your approval.
> 
> Whereas, the W3C suffers from a lack of transparency due to early 
> concerns about membership competition;
> 
> whereas, this lack of transparency impedes the accountability, 
> credibility, and effectiveness of the W3C;
> 
> whereas, the W3C has long recognized and allowed without 
> objection "invited experts," who are given full participation 
> rights within subgroups of the W3C;
> 
> whereas, the W3C aspires to construct recommendations of use to 
> all people in general,
> 
> whereas, the W3C has long recognized, allowed, and encouraged the 
> invitation of experts to attend and participate within groups of 
> the W3C at no cost;
> 
> whereas, the results of end users are the final authority on 
> issues such as accessibility, usability, and problem 
> identification and solving;
> 
> whereas, the W3C would thus benefit from the inclusion and 
> participation of all, so
> 
> therefore, be it resolved that we, as designated below, ask the 
> immediate inclusion of all people as invited experts in all 
> groups organized within the W3C.  We respectfully ask that the 
> W3C leadership approve this invitation without delay, and provide 
> for unrestricted access to all W3C "members only" archives and 
> discussion groups, and announce the availability of this 
> information and participation opportunity through the customary 
> communication channels and on http://w3.org.  Thank you.
> 
> James Salsman, Mountain View, California
Received on Saturday, 16 February 2002 12:49:19 GMT

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