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Re: Other designation than "Editor"?

From: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2011 11:04:37 +0000
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: "spec-prod@w3.org" <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <76C14F5906C9401695B0B7C433FEA61D@marcosc.com>

On Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 7:50 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> Hi,
> This came up at TPAC, but I have not seen much follow-up. Not sure if this 
> is the appropriate list either, but I thought I would try. There's a bunch 
> of specifications where the person designated as "Editor" does a whole lot 
> more than copy-and-pasting some WG agreed text. I.e. the research, writing 
> all the text, and discussing the subject with everyone. More like an 
> "Author" I guess. Does it make sense to distinguish the two?
> Cheers,

Ego/career advancement aside, what is the use case for designating authorship or/vs editorial ship (e.g., is there some legal reason to list authors or editors)?  

I'm wondering because a lot of other standards setting bodies don't list Editors or authors. 
Received on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 11:05:12 UTC

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