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Re: re-starting, and moving to Community Group?

From: Ann Bassetti <ann.bassetti@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:30:06 +0000 (UTC)
To: Lloyd Fassett <lloyd@azteria.com>
Cc: "public-social-interest@w3.org" <public-social-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1762770247.2001230.1459279806124.JavaMail.yahoo@mail.yahoo.com>
Hi Lloyd!
I think your first question ("Is there a externally focused role for developing an ecosystem of participating companies?") gets to the crux of it ... what would we do? what do we need? anything? how to attract more participation? who's ideas are we missing?
The Social Web WG is meeting in Portland on June  7 & 8. I plan to attend, but I am a member of that group.  If you or any other IG folks want to meet, I love to do that!  

Also, there will be an Indie Web Camp on the preceding weekend, that is open to all -- maybe that would be a good opportunity?  (I also plan to attend that event.)  http://indiewebcamp.com/2016

Thanks for the quick response!  -- Ann


    On Tuesday, March 29, 2016 12:11 PM, Lloyd Fassett <lloyd@azteria.com> wrote:

 I'd be in for a conference call.  My initial thoughts are:
   - Is there a externally focused role for developing an ecosystem of participating companies?  
   - Is the Portland, OR face-to-face still on the agenda for this summer?  Perhaps that's a good place to exchange information and focus efforts.

Lloyd FassettAzteria Inc.
Bend, OR 
(541) 848-2440 (PST)
On Tue, Mar 29, 2016 at 12:03 PM, Ann Bassetti <ann.bassetti@yahoo.com> wrote:

Greetings Social Web Interest Group!
After my hiatus (due to retiring from Boeing and getting my feet "on the ground"), I am back. I hope you are all well and thriving, doing interesting things. 

I would like to suggest we re-start our Interest Group, although in a slightly different form -- as a Community Group (CG). 

My logic is: 

A) despite good effort, we struggled somewhat since the beginning to find a truly useful role; 

B) our originally chartered tasks were somewhat subsumed by the WG; 

C) yet, we have quite a few great use cases documented which we should not lose (and which need to be re-written with better high-level summaries;
D) there may be use cases out there in the world we haven't thought about... having a Community Group enables anyone who wants to contribute to do so, without having to be a W3C member nor an Invited Expert.
There is already a "Federated Social Web Community Group" (https://www.w3.org/community/fedsocweb/) -- the precursor to the creation of the WG and IG. I'm not sure if it's better to adopt that CG (if Evan and Andreas want to release it!), or if it's better to start a new one.
If we start a new CG, I need at minimum a couple other folks to start it with me.  Also we need to write a brief statement about our goals and intentions, and decide how often to meet, etc. Here's the description of Community Groups:  https://www.w3.org/community/about/faq/

 Anyone else interested? If yes, I suggest we have a telecon to discuss options and directions.  If not, no worries; we'll let it go.
I look forward to hearing reactions and ideas.
Best regards -- Ann
Ann Bassetti

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