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Re: Leaving W3C Team

From: Bill Kasdorf <kasdorf.bill@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 13:01:10 -0400
Message-ID: <CALhciFibkyox3GaD01u_T7Hbsdy0dhEth-o=myy6eWhnZ0xC8Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: rkwright@geofx.com
Cc: Bill McCoy <bmccoy@w3.org>, W3C Publishing Business Group <public-publishingbg@w3.org>, public-epub3@w3.org, W3C Publishing Working Group <public-publ-wg@w3.org>, "PBG Steering Committee (Public)" <public-publishing-sc@w3.org>, W3C Team Digital Publishing <team-dig-publishing@w3.org>, Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>, jun@w3.org, bmccoy@webpaper.net, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Karen Myers <karen@w3.org>, Alan Bird <alan.bird@w3.org>
Your influence will last well beyond this [I hope temporary] formal
departure, Bill M. You have had an immeasurable impact on digital
publishing for decades, and I don't expect that to miss a beat. Thanks for
all you've done, and thanks in advance for all you'll probably continue to
do. I hope we'll still continue to benefit from your wisdom and expertise
even though your formal Champion role has ended.
--Bill K

On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 12:46 PM Ric Wright <rkwright@geofx.com> wrote:

> Bill,
> Thanks for all the contributions you have made over the years.  Truly
> impressive.  Looking forward to seeing you lurking on the lists… :-)
> Ric
> From: Bill McCoy <bmccoy@w3.org>
> Organization: W3C
> Date: Monday, July 30, 2018 at 9:21 AM
> To: <public-publishingbg@w3.org>, <public-epub3@w3.org>, 'W3C Publishing
> Working Group' <public-publ-wg@w3.org>, "'PBG Steering Committee
> (Public)'" <public-publishing-sc@w3.org>
> Cc: 'W3C Team Digital Publishing' <team-dig-publishing@w3.org>, 'Jeff
> Jaffe' <jeff@w3.org>, 'Jun Murai' <jun@w3.org>, <bmccoy@webpaper.net>,
> Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, 'Karen Myers' <karen@w3.org>, 'Alan Bird' <
> alan.bird@w3.org>
> Subject: Leaving W3C Team
> Resent-From: <public-publishingbg@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2018 16:21:23 +0000
> Publishing@W3C folks,
> Please be informed that I am winding up my role as Publishing Champion on
> the W3C Team effective July 31. For technical matters Ivan Herman (
> ivan@w3.org) should be your primary team contact, and for member
> relations support please make Karen Myers (karen@w3.org) your primary
> team contact.
> It’s truly been a privilege to have had the opportunity to help get
> Publishing@W3C rolling over the past 18 months since the combination of
> IDPF into W3C. I’m more convinced than ever that this was the right
> decision, as evidenced by the high level of engagement and activity in the
> new Publishing Business Group, Publishing Working Group and its Steering
> Committee, and the EPUB 3 Community Group.  A dedicated "champion" role was
> always understood to likely be transitional in nature as W3C is by design
> participant-driven … and that is powerfully evidenced in these groups which
> all have strong co-chairs / task-force leads in place.  So I’m confident
> that Publishing@W3C will continue to grow and thrive and I thank the
> co-chairs, the former IDPF Board of Directors, Ivan, Karen, and all who are
> engaged in these activities for your collective support.
> The strategic thesis on which we predicated the combination of IDPF with
> W3C was that the future of publishing is inextricably connected with the
> Open Web Platform and that the publishing ecosystem must therefore seek to
> directly influence the evolution of Web technology. The efforts and
> progress over the past year and a half has underscored this. But to make it
> so will require the continued engagement from the publishing community. I
> particularly urge former IDPF members to strongly consider planning to
> become regular W3C members when the TPI program winds down next February.
> For me, after 8+ years focusing on advancing open standards at IDPF and
> W3C I’m aiming to get back to my entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial and
> product development roots. Please stay in touch and meanwhile you will
> continue to see me lurking in the EPUB 3 CG, at digital publishing email
> and twitter water coolers, and who knows maybe even as an AC rep someday.
> Bill McCoy
> bmccoy@webpaper.net
> https://www.linkedin.com/in/billmccoy1066

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