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Re: Advancing the W3C's Overall Agenda

From: Jeffrey Chester <jeff@democraticmedia.org>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2012 09:08:26 -0500
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-id: <86D060F7-F1DF-4167-82C9-E5D26FC3B121@democraticmedia.org>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
I also concur with David's comment.  I find the process to be honorable, with everyone trying to tackle many serious and sometimes thorny issues in a thoughtful and collegial manner.  I am impressed by how seriously everyone is participating, that also includes good humor.  Our two chairs are the model of thoughtful fairness.  This is an important effort, and I appreciate everyone working so hard.  

Jeffrey Chester
Center for Digital Democracy
1621 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC 20009

On Feb 10, 2012, at 11:53 PM, John Simpson wrote:

> Yep. Says it better than I could...
> ----------------
> John M. Simpson
> Consumer Advocate
> Consumer Watchdog
> Tel: 310-392-7041
> On Feb 10, 2012, at 6:55 PM, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:
>> I have to say that I do not feel we are deadlocked or at loggerheads, and that overall I am enormously impressed by the civility of the exchanges and the flexibility exhibited by all, and by the skills of the chairs.
>> I welcome the input from legislative bodies, and I think we should be mutually informed by them and they by us;  we can learn about social issues, and points of principle (which are truly outside our purview) and they can learn, if they need, about what is possible, and implementable.
>> I think we are all aware of the need to find the balance of a specification that consumers can respect as achieving something material to respect privacy, when requested, and that industry can respect as implementable, and can be offered to consumers.
>> Overall, I am a long way from crying 'Uncle!', a long way from looking for an 'ombudsman'.  I hope we never need one, and on current form, I think my hope reasonable.
>> This is not to say that I don't have major concerns in several areas, or that I think no-one else has them.  What I have is confidence in our ability to engage in productive, challenging, debate and resolution.
>> David Singer
>> Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

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