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Re: Garth Conboy appointed co-Chair of the Digital Publishing Interest Group

From: Cramer, Dave <Dave.Cramer@hbgusa.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:12:35 +0000
To: Leonard Rosenthol <lrosenth@adobe.com>, "Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken" <tsiegman@wiley.com>, "DPUB mailing list (public-digipub-ig@w3.org)" <public-digipub-ig@w3.org>
CC: "xueyuan@w3.org" <xueyuan@w3.org>, Carl Cargill <cargill@adobe.com>, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Message-ID: <D3EC8797.6B66B%dave.cramer@hbgusa.com>
In the W3C, group chairs are appointed by The Director, generally with no
input from the members of the group. In my limited experience, W3C team
members such as the group's team contact and the domain lead will consult
with the existing/outgoing chairs, and decide who might be a good choice.


On 8/31/16, 1:04 PM, "Leonard Rosenthol" <lrosenth@adobe.com> wrote:

>While I fully support Garthıs appointment ­ I donıt recall actually
>voting for him or even hearing that there was an opening needing to be
>Was there a formal process by which he was elected?  If so, what was it
>and how did I miss it?
>On 8/31/16, 9:29 PM, "Siegman, Tzviya - Hoboken" <tsiegman@wiley.com>
>    Hi All,
>    Here is the official announcement regarding the changing of the
>    Thank you, Markus. We will miss you.
>    Welcome to Garth.
>    Tzviya
>    Tzviya Siegman
>    Information Standards Lead
>    Wiley
>    201-748-6884
>    tsiegman@wiley.com
>    -----Original Message-----
>    From: Xueyuan Jia [mailto:xueyuan@w3.org]
>    Sent: Friday, August 26, 2016 7:02 AM
>    To: w3c-ac-forum@w3.org
>    Cc: chairs@w3.org
>    Subject: Garth Conboy appointed co-Chair of the Digital Publishing
>Interest Group
>    Dear Advisory Committee Representative,
>    Chairs,
>    I am pleased to appoint Garth Conboy (Google) as a new co-Chair to
>the Digital Publishing Interest Group[1]. He replaces Markus Gylling, who
>takes up new responsibilities at the IMS Global Learning Consortium[2] as
>head of operations for Europe.
>    Garth Conboy has been solely focused on eBooks and Digital
>Publications for nearly 20 years. Garth was a founding member of the Open
>eBook Forum (the predecessor organization to the IDPF) in 1999 and he has
>served both technical and leadership roles continuously since then. Garth
>is currently co-Chair of the EPUB Working Group and Chairman of the Board
>of the IDPF.
>    Garth is a senior engineering manager at Google, responsible for the
>Google Play Books clients. Prior to the acquisition by Google, Garth was
>co-founder and President of eBook Technologies, Incorporated (ETI). The
>ETI team played significant roles in pioneering the eBook market,
>releasing the first commercial eBooks in 1998 and, at Google, they
>continue to drive innovation in electronic book sales, distribution, and
>reading systems.
>    Garth is inventor or co-inventor of numerous eBook-related patents;
>technologies including: cryptography and secure content distribution,
>eBook UI, resource/database dynamic conversion for cross-platform
>applications, and optimal paginated document presentation.
>    I would like to welcome Garth in his new role.
>    I would also like to express my thanks to Markus, who played a
>pivotal role in setting up the strong cooperation between the IDPF and
>W3C, and who had been co-Chair of the Digital Publishing Interest Group
>since its creation. Markus was also the initiator of the concept of
>Portable Web Publications (PWP)[3], which will play an important role in
>the future evolution of digital publishing.
>    This announcement follows section 5.1 of the W3C Process Document [4].
>    For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director,
>    Xueyuan Jia, W3C Marketing & Communications
>    [1] http://www.w3.org/dpub/IG
>    [2] https://www.imsglobal.org/
>    [3] http://w3c.github.io/dpub-pwp/
>    [4] https://www.w3.org/2015/Process-20150901/#ReqsAllGroups

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