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Re: for Advisory Committee

From: James Salsman <james@bovik.org>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 21:06:47 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <20020409010521.96020.qmail@bovik.org>
To: sean@mysterylights.com (Sean B. Palmer)
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
>> 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?

No, and I doubt anything will, either.  I've been shown the safeguards 
against this action.  Primarily, an invited expert is required to make 
a formal commitment of time, so it is not at all easy to invite more 
than a few people at a time.

As for the private archives, due to contractual obligations of W3C 
members, even a unanimous vote of the Advisory Committee might not be 
enough to open them up.  Each member (and possibly former members, 
too) would have to sign a release.  Good luck.

> 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 unnecessary
> privacy veil.
> 
> --
> Kindest Regards,
> Sean B. Palmer
> @prefix : <http://purl.org/net/swn#> .
> :Sean :homepage <http://purl.org/net/sbp/> .
> 
Received on Tuesday, 9 April 2002 14:37:55 GMT

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