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Minutes: Special Teleconference: Introduction for WAI groups to a proposed Legal Entity (LE) for W3C

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2022 08:37:22 -0400
To: public-apa@w3.org
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Colleagues:

With apologies for the delay in posting, you can find minutes from our
APA hosted teleconference on work toward a Legal Entity (LE) for W3C's
future held Wednesday 9 March last here:

https://www.w3.org/2022/03/09-apa-minutes.html

NOTE: We're aware the IRC capture truncated two lines, but have no other
copy from which to correct what was cut from the capture. If you find
any other errors, please feel free to let us know.

Best,

Janina

Janina Sajka writes:
> Dear WAI Colleagues:
> 
> You are cordially invited to attend a one hour meeting to learn about a
> plan to migrate W3C to a new organizational structure. Teleconference
> details, background information, and some in advance preparation
> suggestions follow below.
> 
> *** Logistics ***
> 
> The teleconference is being hosted by APA as follows:
> 
> What:	Special Teleconference: Introduction for WAI groups to a proposed Legal Entity (LE) for W3C
> 
> When:   Wednesday 9 March
> 	10:00 AM Boston -- U.S. Eastern Time (EST: UTC -5:00)
> 
> 	Corresponding times in other time zones are:
> 	http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Proposed+W3C+Legal+Entity&iso=20220309T10&p1=43&ah=1
> 
> Where:  Zoom Teleconference Service
> 	https://www.w3.org/2017/08/telecon-info_apa
> 
> IRC:	irc.w3.org Channel: #apa
> 
> Chair:  Janina
> Scribe: Matthew
> agenda+ Overview presentation
> agenda+ Answering questions from email
> agenda+ Other questions
> agenda+ Be done
> 
> *** Background ***
> 
> You may or may not be aware that the W3C does not exist as a legal
> organisation. It has been based on an agreement between four different
> host organisations (in Europe, China, Japan, and America).
> 
> This structure presents some challenges as years and decades pass by.
> So, the W3C intends to reorganize for better sustainability,
> transitioning to a single "Legal Entity (LE)." As you might imagine,
> this is a complex task, and one that has been under discussion and
> development over several years, with help from the Advisory Board (AB).
> 
> As we come closer to the time of transition, it's important that the
> people who participate at W3C have a chance to find out more and to ask
> questions - because W3C is a member oriented community after all.
> 
> On Wednesday 9 March, APA member Léonie Watson will be joined by Chris
> Wilson, Tzviya Siegman, Tantek Çelik, David Singer, and Eric Siow, all
> of whom have been active in the work towards the new LE. They'll give
> you an update on the LE, and answer any questions you might have.
> 
> *** Action to Take ***
> 
> 1.	Please add this call to your calendar!
> 
> 2.	Please forward any questions to public-apa@w3.org, one question per
> 	email please, with the keyword "[W3C]" in the Subject: of your
> 	message.
> 
> 	We will collate similar questions ahead of the teleconference, so
> 	please get your email in before close of business on Tuesday 8
> 	March.  Questions received by email will be taken up first following
> 	a brief introduction.
> 
> 3.	Once questions submitted by email have been addressed, we will
> 	open the queue for questions that arise during the meeting.
> 
> NOTE: This invitation has been extended to all WAI groups in W3C/WAI,
> including AG, APA, ARIA, and EO, as well as their task forces and
> subgroups. All are welcome.
> 
> Janina and Matthew,
> APA Co-Chairs
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> Janina Sajka
> (she/her/hers)
> https://linkedin.com/in/jsajka
> 
> Linux Foundation Fellow
> Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org
> 
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Co-Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
> 
> -- 
> Matthew Tylee Atkinson
> --
> Senior Accessibility Engineer
> TPG Interactive
> https://www.tpgi.com
> A Vispero Company
> https://www.vispero.com
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Janina Sajka
(she/her/hers)
https://linkedin.com/in/jsajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Co-Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
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