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REMINDER: Introduction for WAI groups to a proposed Legal Entity (LE) for W3C

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2022 09:55:03 -0500
To: W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures <public-apa@w3.org>, Accessibility Guidelines WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: public-silver@w3.org, public-rqtf@w3.org, COGA TF <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>, Personalization tf <public-personalization-tf@w3.org>, public-pronunciation@w3.org, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, W3C WAI ARIA <public-aria@w3.org>
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Dear WAI Colleagues:

Just a reminder ...

You are cordially invited to attend a one hour meeting to learn about a
plan to migrate W3C to a new organizational structure. Teleconference
details, background information, and some in advance preparation
suggestions follow below.

*** Logistics ***

The teleconference is being hosted by APA as follows:

What:	Special Teleconference: Introduction for WAI groups to a proposed Legal Entity (LE) for W3C

When:   Wednesday 9 March
	10:00 AM Boston -- U.S. Eastern Time (EST: UTC -5:00)

	Corresponding times in other time zones are:
	http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Proposed+W3C+Legal+Entity&iso=20220309T10&p1=43&ah=1

Where:  Zoom Teleconference Service
	https://www.w3.org/2017/08/telecon-info_apa

IRC:	irc.w3.org Channel: #apa

Chair:  Janina
Scribe: Matthew
agenda+ Overview presentation
agenda+ Answering questions from email
agenda+ Other questions
agenda+ Be done

*** Background ***

You may or may not be aware that the W3C does not exist as a legal
organisation. It has been based on an agreement between four different
host organisations (in Europe, China, Japan, and America).

This structure presents some challenges as years and decades pass by.
So, the W3C intends to reorganize for better sustainability,
transitioning to a single "Legal Entity (LE)." As you might imagine,
this is a complex task, and one that has been under discussion and
development over several years, with help from the Advisory Board (AB).

As we come closer to the time of transition, it's important that the
people who participate at W3C have a chance to find out more and to ask
questions - because W3C is a member oriented community after all.

On Wednesday 9 March, APA member Léonie Watson will be joined by Chris
Wilson, Tzviya Siegman, Tantek Çelik, David Singer, and Eric Siow, all
of whom have been active in the work towards the new LE. They'll give
you an update on the LE, and answer any questions you might have.

*** Action to Take ***

1.	Please add this call to your calendar!

2.	Please forward any questions to public-apa@w3.org, one question per
	email please, with the keyword "[W3C]" in the Subject: of your
	message.

	We will collate similar questions ahead of the teleconference, so
	please get your email in before close of business on Tuesday 8
	March.  Questions received by email will be taken up first following
	a brief introduction.

3.	Once questions submitted by email have been addressed, we will
	open the queue for questions that arise during the meeting.

NOTE: This invitation has been extended to all WAI groups in W3C/WAI,
including AG, APA, ARIA, and EO, as well as their task forces and
subgroups. All are welcome.

Janina and Matthew,
APA Co-Chairs


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Janina Sajka
(she/her/hers)
https://linkedin.com/in/jsajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Co-Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa

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Matthew Tylee Atkinson
--
Senior Accessibility Engineer
TPG Interactive
https://www.tpgi.com
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