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Re: for Advisory Committee

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 10:12:15 -0700
Cc: <www-talk@w3.org>
To: "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
Message-Id: <C63FBA91-4B13-11D6-B387-000A27836A68@mnot.net>
But is it realistic?

Doesn't the W3C has a contract with its Members regarding the release of 
Member-confidential information? It cuts both ways; opening the archives 
would expose the Consortium to lawsuits from any and every Member that 
is or ever was.

 From what I can see, the W3C is making the live lists of more and more 
WGs public-accessible, in addition to their public status reports [1]. 
That's commendable.

Regarding participation, that is a radical change in the nature of the 
Consortium, and personally I doubt its wisdom. The W3C is a Consortium, 
not the IETF.


On Monday, April 8, 2002, at 03:12  AM, Sean B. Palmer wrote:

>> be it resolved that we [...] 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 [...]
> This is a highly commendable goal (and one that I fully support),
> but has anything come of it yet? All I know is that there is
> still a significant corpus that will benefit the Web community at
> large hidden behind the W3C's draconian and wholly unecessary
> privacy veil.
> --
> Kindest Regards,
> Sean B. Palmer
> @prefix : <http://purl.org/net/swn#> .
> :Sean :homepage <http://purl.org/net/sbp/> .
Mark Nottingham
Received on Monday, 8 April 2002 13:12:29 UTC

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