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Re: Request for Disclosure of W3C TPWG Funding Sources

From: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:47:19 -0500
Message-ID: <52FA7037.6000402@w3.org>
To: "Dobbs, Brooks" <Brooks.Dobbs@kbmg.com>, Alan Chapell <achapell@chapellassociates.com>, "Jack L. Hobaugh Jr" <jack@networkadvertising.org>
CC: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Brooks,

Neither.  I did not say the names are not being disclosed.  When I was 
asked on 23 January I said I wanted to wait until we knew which 
companies were going to sign up (or at least which ones were going to 
sign up early in the year).

Jeff

On 2/11/2014 12:44 PM, Dobbs, Brooks wrote:
> Jeff,
> So I am still unclear as to the reasoning.  Are the names not being 
> disclosed because: 1)  simply as a matter of general W3C policy, you 
> are internally debating if sources should be divulged or 2) 
> contributors have been specifically promised anonymity?
> -Brooks
>
> -- 
>
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> From: Alan Chapell <achapell@chapellassociates.com 
> <mailto:achapell@chapellassociates.com>>
> Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:00 PM
> To: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org <mailto:jeff@w3.org>>, Brooks Dobbs 
> <brooks.dobbs@kbmg.com <mailto:brooks.dobbs@kbmg.com>>, "Jack L. 
> Hobaugh Jr" <jack@networkadvertising.org 
> <mailto:jack@networkadvertising.org>>
> Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org <mailto:public-tracking@w3.org> 
> (public-tracking@w3.org <mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>)" 
> <public-tracking@w3.org <mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>>
> Subject: Re: Request for Disclosure of W3C TPWG Funding Sources
>
> Jeff -
>
> This lack of transparency around which companies are providing funds 
> to sustain the work of the TPWG serves only to fuel serious questions 
> – for example, how the W3C's quest for funding on such an economically 
> charged debate might result in particular scrutiny should funders of 
> the effort also find themselves less disadvantaged by the outcome than 
> non-funders. Although transparency won't entirely assuage all 
> concerns, it would be an important first step.
>
> I encourage you to reconsider.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Alan Chapell
>
>
>
> From: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org <mailto:jeff@w3.org>>
> Date: Sunday, January 26, 2014 10:09 PM
> To: "Dobbs, Brooks" <Brooks.Dobbs@kbmg.com 
> <mailto:Brooks.Dobbs@kbmg.com>>, "Jack L. Hobaugh Jr" 
> <jack@networkadvertising.org <mailto:jack@networkadvertising.org>>
> Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org <mailto:public-tracking@w3.org> 
> (public-tracking@w3.org <mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>)" 
> <public-tracking@w3.org <mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>>
> Subject: Re: Request for Disclosure of W3C TPWG Funding Sources
> Resent-From: <public-tracking@w3.org <mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>>
> Resent-Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 03:09:25 +0000
>
>     Brooks,
>
>     We have not established a policy for the various sponsors of W3C
>     events and activities that they must be publicly disclosed.  There
>     are quite a number each year, and some prefer anonymity.
>
>     Last year, when there was a request for disclosure for TPWG, we
>     consulted with the Sponsors.  There was general comfort with
>     disclosure at that time; although some only wanted to disclose if
>     all the others would disclose as well.  I was pleased to be able
>     to disclose the Sponsor names with the comfort of all of the Sponsors.
>
>     I would like to give this year's Sponsors the benefit of having
>     that same discussion with other Sponsors for this year.
>
>     Jeff
>
>     On 1/24/2014 2:55 PM, Dobbs, Brooks wrote:
>>     Jeff,
>>
>>     I agree with previous commenters here, and feel it is important
>>     for there there to be transparency into financial support for
>>     this effort.  I am not sure how the ongoing process of seeking
>>     more contributors impacts the need for or timing of transparency.
>>      Are we to take from this that a negotiable term in providing
>>     funding would be to have such funding be non-disclosable?  If the
>>     list is simply incomplete at this time, can I suggest we simply
>>     start with an email showing current funders and add to it as new
>>     participants come on?  A couple more TPWG emails won't push my
>>     box past its limit.
>>
>>     -Brooks
>>
>>
>>     -- 
>>
>>     *Brooks Dobbs, CIPP *| Chief Privacy Officer |*KBM Group* | Part
>>     of the Wunderman Network
>>     (Tel) 678 580 2683 | (Mob) 678 492 1662 | *kbmg.com*
>>     _brooks.dobbs@kbmg.com
>>
>>
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>>     This email – including attachments – may contain confidential
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>>     From: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org <mailto:jeff@w3.org>>
>>     Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014 5:36 PM
>>     To: "Jack L. Hobaugh Jr" <jack@networkadvertising.org
>>     <mailto:jack@networkadvertising.org>>
>>     Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org <mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>
>>     (public-tracking@w3.org <mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>)"
>>     <public-tracking@w3.org <mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>>
>>     Subject: Re: Request for Disclosure of W3C TPWG Funding Sources
>>     Resent-From: <public-tracking@w3.org <mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>>
>>     Resent-Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014 5:36 PM
>>
>>     Jack,
>>
>>     Thanks for raising this issue and reminding the community that
>>     this fine work will best continue with additional sponsorship of
>>     the work - as we did last year.
>>
>>     In terms of listing the sponsors, I certainly don't want to do
>>     this piecemeal.
>>
>>     It is early in the year and we are still talking to various
>>     stakeholders about their willingness to sponsor.  I would like to
>>     have the disclosure discussion after we have concluded the dialog
>>     with potential sponsors.
>>
>>     Jeff
>>
>>     On 1/23/2014 4:47 PM, Jack L. Hobaugh Jr wrote:
>>>     Jeff,
>>>
>>>     Following the hiatus and during one of our weekly W3C TPWG
>>>     Wednesday teleconferences, you had mentioned that the W3C had
>>>     obtained additional funding for the TPWG’s work.  One of the
>>>     TPWG participants then asked you to please disclose the source
>>>     of that funding.  You stated that you could not disclose
>>>     the source of the funding at that time but that it might be
>>>     possible to disclose that information at a later date. Could you
>>>     please provide the TPWG with that information now?
>>>
>>>     Thank you very much.
>>>
>>>     Jack
>>>
>>>
>>>     *Jack L. Hobaugh Jr
>>>     *Network Advertising Initiative| Counsel & Senior Director of
>>>     Technology
>>>     1634 Eye St. NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20006
>>>     P: 202-347-5341| jack@networkadvertising.org
>>>     <mailto:jack@networkadvertising.org>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
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