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RE: Consolidation of Task-forces

From: Christine Perey <cperey@perey.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 12:38:12 +0100
To: "'Toby A Inkster'" <tai@g5n.co.uk>, "'Harry Halpin'" <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>
Cc: "'Tim Anglade'" <tim.anglade@af83.com>, <public-social-web-talk@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ADB7A61609C245DD88BEE05AE6C21778@T60>
Hello Toby et al.,

Thanks for your note and for volunteering to take a role as editor/co-editor
as well as suggesting that others (who are missing) be approached, informed
and invited. 

First, so that we can capture your offer, can you please put your name and
affiliation in the areas of the charter [1] for which you are most

I agree with your point regarding awareness. It is clear that we do not have
everyone we need to have on the mailing list (yet). 
Outreach is an important area of investment for me at this time (before we
really begin assignments, etc). 

For several weeks, I have been writing to people and raising their
awareness. I've discovered that, as of last Wednesday, a few of the people
who were at the workshop and who appear interested, are not on this list

Last week I was at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona for 4 days. I
handed out approximately 60-70 hard copies of the W3C Workshop report [2] to
people who could be interested in our activity. They were all people in
businesses (not research) so their bandwidth is limited by other priorities.
Today I am following up by e-mail with a "call to action" to those people. 

While I am very eager for things to get going, I think that it may be
pre-mature to have a teleconference to "settle" everything before the week
of March 2 unless we are confident that Chris and others who could be
valuable are at least available for monitoring our progress.

Of course, this is a group decision and I'm only one opinion! 

Thanks again for your contribution to the outreach efforts!


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[1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/UnifiedSocialXG
[2] http://www.w3.org/2008/09/msnws/report

-----Original Message-----
From: public-social-web-talk-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-social-web-talk-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Toby A Inkster
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 3:21 PM
To: Harry Halpin
Cc: Tim Anglade; public-social-web-talk@w3.org
Subject: Re: Consolidation of Task-forces

On 10 Feb 2009, at 20:35, Harry Halpin wrote:

> The criteria for "reasonably deliver" is that these do not already 
> have someone who wants to work on them, i.e. volunteer to edit.

I don't know what the criteria are for an editor (I'm not a W3C member, nor
likely to become one in the foreseeable future) but I'm happy to co-edit any
of the deliverables in the Landscape, Privacy & Trust, Interoperability or
Distributed Architectures task forces.  
Many of these already have volunteers, though I note that the best practice
guide for security and privacy on portable social data is still editorless,
and that sounds like an area I'd like to help out.

Also, I've written to Sarven Capadisli, the user experience guy at
identi.ca/laconi.ca. He was unaware that this incubator group was being set
up, but I would expect him to be able to make valuable contributions,
especially to the user experience task force.

There are some other key people I'd expect to see involved in this group but
whose names have been notable in their absence from the mailing list
archives. For example, does Chris Messina know that the group is being set

Unless people know that the incubator group is being established, it will
continue to have problems finding editors. Passively waiting for them to
show up is not enough - we need to get in touch with people who we think
might be interested and invite them to join this mailing list.

Toby A Inkster
Received on Sunday, 22 February 2009 11:39:37 UTC

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