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Re: Make the TAG self-selected/elected? [Was: Re: TAG productivity, elections, and httpRange-14]

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 15:06:14 +0200
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D1C0A836-1BD5-4824-B2F8-CCD9EB1195B2@berjon.com>
To: Arthur Barstow <Art.Barstow@nokia.com>
On Apr 24, 2012, at 14:22 , Arthur Barstow wrote:
> On 4/24/12 6:08 AM, ext Robin Berjon wrote:
>> The current election process means that the primary factor in winning is name recognition. That's just daft. It gives an inordinate advantage to people who've been visible to the AC for a long time (such as myself) and doesn't make it possible for someone less known to the AC but with strong proposals to run on their ideas about Web architecture.
> Perhaps the TAG would be composed of more useful participants if its members were self-selected/elected i.e. anyone can be a member of the TAG?

I don't know, but it's an interesting question. I notice that Marcos opened http://www.w3.org/community/groups/proposed/#opentag right at the same time. Not that it's surprising, people involved in the everyday creation of specifications realise there is a need for documented architecture, but currently their needs and questions are not being catered to.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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