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Re: Diversity fund selection committee

From: Léonie Watson <lw@tetralogical.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:11:24 +0000
To: Madlaina Kalunder <madlaina.kalunder@gmx.ch>
Cc: public-idcg@w3.org
Message-ID: <25d4f58d-e53e-1d33-eb21-2bb1529c0e41@tetralogical.com>
Thanks Deborah and Madlaina.

Can you help me understand, what is the concern with having more sponsor 
representatives on the committee than W3 or IDCG people?

The sponsors will be W3C member organisations. Last year it was 
Microsoft, Samsung Internet, ConsenSys, and The Paciello Group. We don't 
know who will sponsor in 2019 of course, so previous sponsors doesn't 
give us much to go on it's true.

My concern with an elected committee is that it creates a lot of 
overhead. If we think it's worth it, then I'm sure we could do it though.

One immediate question is who would be able to vote in the election? 
Suggestions include members of this CG, members of the AC, or anyone 
involved with the W3C.

Léonie.



On 13/02/2019 06:19, Madlaina Kalunder wrote:
> Good day everyone
> 
> I would like to follow up on Deborahs points. I think that the selection 
> committee should be as independent as possible. Therefore I suggest that 
> it should not consist of members of the sponsor organisations. The first 
> step would be to determine the size of the committee and then the 
> election process. In this case members of the committee's could be 
> elected for a longer period of time - regardless of their companies 
> sponsorship status.
> 
> x elected individuals
> 2 people from the W3C team;
> 2 people from the IDCG
> 
> I am not an expert either in how these processes work at w3c. I am 
> looking forward to hearing your thoughts and arguments
> 
> Regards
> Madlaina
> 
> On 13 Feb 2019 04:05, deborah.kaplan@suberic.net wrote:
> 
>     I'm no expert in the correct balancing of selection committees, but
>     this seems acceptable to me. My one worry would be that the number
>     of sponsor/donor organsations and the amount they contribute can
>     vary. So if there are two organisations and they each give half the
>     funding, they collectively are a third of the committee. And if
>     there are 15 organizations that each give 1/15 of the funding, they
>     collectively comprise almost the entire committee.
> 
>     But perhaps that worry is reasonable in theory but not so much in
>     practice -- maybe there's always a good sense about how many
>     sponsoring organizations there are.
> 
>     Deborah
> 
>     On Sun, 10 Feb 2019, Léonie Watson wrote:
> 
>      > Everyone,
>      >
>      > The next thing we need to figure out about the diversity fund, is
>     who should
>      > be on the selection committee.
>      >
>      > To start the conversation, I suggest the selection committee
>     consist of:
>      >
>      > 1 person from each sponsor/donor organisation;
>      > 2 people from the W3C team;
>      > 2 people from the IDCG.
>      >
>      > Thoughts?
>      >
>      > Léonie.
>      >
>      >
> 
>     -- 
> 
> 

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