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Re: Soft Launch of a W3C Invited Expert identity program

From: Tobie Langel <tobie@unlockopen.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:16:46 +0000
Message-ID: <CAKgxSaDazMXe514WGBQAwG+PLUhT8O4HcECkiP7cK2jMhGRwTQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
Cc: public-invited-experts@w3.org
Thanks for finally acknowledging the existence and importance of invited
experts. It's late and not very much, but it's a step in the right
direction, and that's worth mentioning.

See a few comments inline.

On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 2:45 PM Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org> wrote:

> A) Identity program
> ===================
> To help W3C Invited Experts organize as a group of disparate individuals
> who may want to use a united voice to speak about some topic or other, we
> have created:
>
> 1) A public directory of W3C Invited Experts
> <https://www.w3.org/participate/invited-experts/list>
>
> That page exposes a combination of W3C database information and
> information you may enter via your W3C profile:
>  * First and Last Name
>  * Group(s) in which each IE is invited
>  * Photo
>  * GitHub icon linking to your Github profile
>  * Title
>  * Biography
>
> Note: Except the first two items, you may customize and update information
> in your W3C profile (<https://www.w3.org/users/myprofile>).
>

While it's great to have something which shows how large of a group invited
experts are and how important they are to W3C, I think it's be a good idea
to allow opting out of the list. Not everyone is comfortable with having a
public profile.

B) Designated observer at W3C Advisory Committee Meetings
> =========================================================
>
> W3C Invited Experts may designate one individual amongst themselves
> (volunteer? elect?) to attend as an observer the W3C Advisory Committee
> Meetings [1] which take place twice a year. That non-voting individual
> represents the interests of W3C Invited Experts and is allowed to summarize
> and bring back information that is not member-confidential.
>
> To that effect, a straw-man proposal is for the designated Invited Expert
> self-declares to <ie-contact@w3.org> who subscribes them to w3c-ac-forum
> [2], the list for discussion among W3C Advisory Committee Members and the
> Advisory Board on matters of relevance to W3C.
>

 Will W3C cover the travelling expenses of this IE observer and wave AC
meeting fees if there are any? Or this another case of expecting IE to
self-fund?

Thanks,

--tobie
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