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Re: What is a W3C editor? Re: WebID+TLS Spec was (Re: Signed WebID documents and trust wrt GPG Web of Trust)

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 11:26:44 +0200
Cc: "Melvin Carvalho" <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, "Olivier Berger" <olivier.berger@telecom-sudparis.eu>, "public-webid" <public-webid@w3.org>
Message-Id: <BFDF2C7E-C904-40B0-9819-3EF2A134BA62@bblfish.net>
To: "Andreas Kuckartz" <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>

On 29 May 2013, at 10:59, "Andreas Kuckartz" <A.Kuckartz@ping.de> wrote:

> Henry Story:
>> 
>> On 29 May 2013, at 10:08, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I seem to recall that Manu made a big contribution to putting the spec into a professional format.
>> 
>> That may be. But that makes him a contributor, not an author or an editor. And so I have kept him as a
>> contributor. 
> 
> Depending on the definitions of "professional format" and "editor"
> putting a spec in a professional format might belong to the core tasks
> of an editor.
> 
> "While the Working Groups at large are responsible for building
> consensus on the technical decisions, the editors have the heavy
> responsibility of transforming these decisions into actual specifications."
> http://www.w3.org/2003/Editors/

yes, but that was three years ago, and since then we have had not input
from Manu at all. We have put the WebID definition spec in a W3C format
too. There is not much magic associated with this. It's a well known 
template. We can not have everybody who contributed once in the list of 
authors or editors. That is why we have a contributor section. The editor
and the author tasks require active presence in the WG and presence
at conf calls. Manu had neither of these involvements. 

I left his name there in the hope that he would come back, but that
never happened. The foaf+ssl protocol has not changed in any great
depth since I first blogge about it at Sun Microssytems.

Here is the early story of foaf+ssl
 http://lists.foaf-project.org/pipermail/foaf-protocols/2008-October/000000.html

We have done a huge amount of work here since then, implementation wise, discussion
wise,... 


> 
> Cheers,
> Andreas

Social Web Architect
http://bblfish.net/
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