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Re: SGML WG status

From: Paul Grosso <paul@arbortext.com>
Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 14:42:48 +0200
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To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
SGML Open would be pleased to "sponsor" such a list (you would
not have to be a member of SO either for this list).  Jon and I
can discuss details to make sure we optimize the XML effort.


At 10:44 1997 05 09 -0700, Jon Bosak wrote:
>[Murray Altheim:]
>| Does this mean that those in the ERB who are not paying members of the
>| W3C will be relegated to the Working Group, as they haven't paid to
>| participate in the W3C process?
>No, they continue to participate as Invited Experts.
>| I like Jon's process more than what I envision happening with the
>| proposed changes, which devalues the current working group, composed
>| of mostly non-W3C members. I see an awful lot of valuable comment from
>| those non-W3C members.
>I'm sad to report that under the current W3C process rules, interest
>groups are unlimited in size (no more "expert" status required) but
>their membership is limited solely to employees of W3C member
>organizations.  This makes me wonder whether it might not be better to
>monitor a well-run mailing list maintained outside the W3C than
>continue the existence of an interest group with all the non-W3C
>members missing.
>Our ability to continue under our old form of organization runs out
>June 30, hence the push to have new xml-lang and xml-link drafts done
>by then.
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