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Principals and Alternates

From: Jim Hendler <james.hendler@verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 19:02:34 -0500
Message-Id: <p04330105b80cd78b3b21@[]>
To: www-webont-wg@w3.org
Cc: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
  I the webont charter we did not specify a specific role for 
principals and alternates, we didn't expect a huge working group, and 
we felt that many of the very "orderly" procedures used in the larger 
groups (formal voting, alternates replacing principals, etc) wouldn't 
be needed for a group like ours.  However, several of you have sent 
me mail either asking me for clarification, or suggesting who would 
play what role.  We also now have over 40 participants, and seem to 
keep growing.
  I don't want to make a definitive statement about principals and 
alternates or to prohibit anyone from participating fully.  Everyone 
is invited to phone calls and f2fs.  However, especially on phone 
calls, any company that choses to have only one person represent 
their participants, that would be fine (in fact, possibly preferred).
  I haven't discussed this with Dan, and I open it to you all to 
comment as to whether you think some other policy is needed.  I 
personally think there will be lots of work to do, and all I ask is 
that anyone participating actively (i.e taking part in the phone 
calls and meetings) gets involved in writing, tool development, test 
case development and/or the rest of the things the WG will need to do.
  Dan, any comments on this?
p.s. Still a very small number of you have sent introductions or 
contacted me - if you are getting this ail but not planning to 
participate - please let me and Dan know!
Professor James Hendler				  hendler@cs.umd.edu
Director, Semantic Web and Agent Technologies	  301-405-2696
Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Lab.	  301-405-6707 (Fax)
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