Re: W3C Workshop Agreement?

On 13 Aug 2010, at 20:21, Tschofenig, Hannes (NSN - FI/Espoo) wrote:
> My concern was that there are very academic activities started that may give the ouside world the impression that the W3C actually cares about privacy. For example, there is already the PLING working group established in response to a privacy policy workshop a few years ago. However, in reality you can discuss some academic publications in such a venue but when it comes to the real stuff any commitment to deal with privacy quickly vanishes. In essence what is then left is a nice Chit Chat Club where people cross post all sorts of articles (typically without indicating their own opinion or even without having read it themselves). While it seems to be worthwhile to have those we unfortunately already have many of them and they all tend to have one property in common -- they are unable to capture summary of discussions.

I think Hannes raises an interesting point here.....and I say this as co-chair of the PLING....

I think W3C does not need *another* Interest Group on Privacy .....I think the time is ripe for a Working Group to develop *real* outcomes....then you will get the *real* commitment if the community knows that a *real* spec will be developed...

The whole world is screaming for better privacy support on the W3C listening? 


Renato Iannella

Received on Sunday, 15 August 2010 12:40:11 UTC