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Re: Is the TAG structure harmful? [Was: Fwd: Forced Resignation]

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 22:08:02 +1000
Cc: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>, "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>, "www-archive@w3.org" <www-archive@w3.org>
Message-Id: <C710C6F8-B006-485A-ACC7-E578BAD5540A@mnot.net>
To: Marc Fawzi <marc.fawzi@gmail.com>

On 1 Jul 2014, at 3:34 pm, Marc Fawzi <marc.fawzi@gmail.com> wrote:

> As a user of many web standards, and a reader of this list, the deeper question is why the election of members isn't open to all members of the web development community. It feels a little _old school_ to have members elected by anyone other than the people who do the actual work of building the web. 
> I don't doubt that it's very naive, but it's a question that might as well be asked... since "voting" and membership has been brought up.

Personally, I think itís a very topical question, but one without an easy answer. Membership fundamentally defines the nature of the W3C; this is oft-discussed. 

To their credit, the W3C team and management have made many efforts to improve things over the year and counterbalance the effect of Members; more will hopefully be forthcoming.


Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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