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Re: CfC: publish WD of XHR; deadline November 29

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 16:27:05 -0700
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+dNsZai+XwR1XinrH1582VXyFLtfKVE_bdzgJnaQQ_twA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>, www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>
On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 3:55 PM, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 3:34 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>>  On Wed, 5 Dec 2012, Glenn Adams wrote:
>> >
>> > I believe, and I expect that the vast majority of the W3C membership
>> > believes, that there should be a single canonical version of the HTML
>> > related specifications, and that the W3C both owns and is responsible
>> > for publishing them.
>> I'm not objecting to the W3C doing work. The W3C does tons of work, and
>> that's great. All I'm objecting to is *copying people's work* and
>> republishing it without the cooperation of those people.
> It takes two sides to cooperate. I have seen no evidence that the W3C
> WebApps editors do not want to cooperate. All I've seen is good faith
> efforts to move specifications forward. Are you and ms2ger and other
> authors operating in the WHATWG space willing to reciprocate?
> On a separate but possibly related issue, neither I nor the W3C members I
> represent would be willing to accept a normative reference to a document
> that has only one pseudonymous author or where the primary author/editor is
> an unidentified, such as http://domparsing.spec.whatwg.org. In this case,
> the only options I see are:
>    - ms2ger identifies themselves
>    - ms2ger turns over primary author/editing to another identified
>    person, but keeps the primary work in the WHATWG CG provided there is an
>    adequate process for having a W3C REC that operates on one IPR policy refer
>    to a document produced by a CG under a different IPR policy;
>    - the w3c takes over the work of author/editing while giving
>    attribution to the WHATWG CG as the source; it could also informatively
>    make mention of ms2ger as the original author even without identification
Correction. By "the w3c takes over" I mean "the standard W3C Process that
applies to W3C WGs in developing REC track documents takes over the work
[from the WHATWG CG process]".
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