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

From: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 19:31:35 -0500
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-Id: <08F973DD-E738-41A8-87E4-6B0FC67C7EBE@robburns.com>
To: Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>
My apologies for including HTML WG in that last message. I mean to  
only include this recipient list.

On Feb 26, 2009, at 7:26 PM, Robert J Burns wrote:

> 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,
> Rob


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