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Some questions to consider for today's TAG Meeting/Call

From: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:58:41 -0500
Message-ID: <50F57CB1.2070109@arcanedomain.com>
To: "www-tag@w3.org" <www-tag@w3.org>
The TAG will be holding a 3 hour F2F & teleconference this afternoon. For 
the most part, I want to use the time for current and former members to 
introduce themselves, and to share ideas about what the TAG should be doing 
and how we should do it. My goal in all this is for the TAG to come out of 
it's next F2F meeting, in mid-March, reorganized and refocused, with at 
least a few concrete projects staffed and moving forward.

Everyone will have a few minutes (say 5 or so) to introduce themselves and 
to say whatever they want. I'm going to suggest that we all consider in 
particular the following questions:

* Can we express in a sentence or two what we're trying to achieve in the 
next 2-4 years? How will we know if we're successful?

* The TAG's charter is to focus on the long-term architectural viability of 
the Web, but we need to do a much better job of having impact year-by-year. 
My perception is that these goals are sometimes in tension. How do we help 
a community that's implementing "early and often" to also build an 
architecture that's clean and will scale for decades?

* What specifically do you think we should do over the next 6-18 months? 
(It's fine to say "don't know yet")

* The TAG has tried in the past to do projects like extending WebArch to 
cover Web applications. We managed to consider only a small fraction of 
issues that seemed important, and even then without obvious impact. How can 
we avoid repeating such mistakes?

* Which things has the TAG done that you think were successful? How can we 
learn from such successes.

The above are just my ideas for interesting questions. I hope these are 
helpful in guiding discussion.

Received on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:59:07 UTC

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