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Re: disinterested chairing [was Re: summary="" in HTML5]

From: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 19:26:09 -0500
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-Id: <EFDA6DB1-BAA7-4052-95A5-6B97840747A4@robburns.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Hi Sam,

On Feb 26, 2009, at 11:53 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:

> Robert J Burns wrote:
> [snip]
> I request that no replies to either Robert's email or mine copy the  
> public-html mailing list.
> If there are concerns about my suitability as chair, please forward  
> them to Philippe Le Hégaret.  If you wish such interactions to be a  
> matter of the public record, feel free to copy www-archive[2].

Again, I think you're attributing words and sentiments to me that I  
did not express. I said nothing in my email that suggested you were  
unsuitable to be chair. On the contrary, on other fora I have  
expressed my joy at hearing of your appointment. What I said in a  
nutshell was that it is better for a chair – including you as a  
suitable chair – to be even-handed in stopping unproductive and  
inappropriate activity. Clearly we all have biases, but as a chair,  
one needs to be able to control those biases and be even-handed.  
Moreover, by taking and characterizing my remarks as a personal attack  
– which I had no intention to make it one – it raises the level of  
contention rather than lowering it. And the HTML WG, more than others  
I've seen, certainly needs the level of contention diminished.

Take care,
Received on Friday, 27 February 2009 00:26:50 UTC

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