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Re: TAG future (was Re: Some Feedback On Our Developer Meetup)

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013 04:21:12 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhJU0ZQWZjYCWzJmV5J3Qo908VNXXG-hHDyWN1BpgOECZw@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Kemp <john@jkemp.net>
Cc: Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com>, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>, "Appelquist Daniel (UK)" <Daniel.Appelquist@telefonica.com>, www-tag <www-tag@w3.org>
On 6 June 2013 03:55, John Kemp <john@jkemp.net> wrote:

> On Jun 5, 2013, at 9:28 PM, Noah Mendelsohn <nrm@arcanedomain.com> wrote:
>
> > Then again, the TAG is in transition. I'm not sure even we know what
> we're likely to deliver in six months, so this is a particularly messy time
> to raise the question of whether or not a particular community is being
> heard. The answer may be changing week by week anyway.
>
> On this point, I would just like to add that although web developers are
> an important constituency, they are not the only constituency which might
> be addressed by the TAG.
>
> W3C must represent the needs of its member companies.
>
> But W3C is also much more important than that.
>
> W3C represents the glue that binds its member companies with ordinary
> people who use the web -- either to author or read content. Or to people
> who might provide the next innovation on the Web and even become the member
> companies of the future. And this constituency is almost never heard from.
> We all benefit from those people too. They are our customers, and they are
> the people who might create the next inventions which we will one day use.
> Some of them are those people who will be the future "librarians"  of the
> Web, after we are all gone. Their needs go beyond those of Web developers
> or the member companies. They are not limited to questions of architectural
> layering, or APIs.
>
> The TAG has, in the past, helped articulate and meet some of those needs
> -- independent of the individual affiliations or interests of its members
> or the needs of WGs and Web developers, -- not only to the benefit of W3C
> members, but to the benefit of all of us.
>
> A very difficult task that, though.
>
> Will the TAG, and W3C as a whole continue to perform this role?
>

FWIW as a grass roots developer, I do not notice the TAG's outreach to be
lacking.

More can always be done, but I have found the TAG to be extremely generous
with their time.


>
> Regards,
>
> John
>
> >
> > Noah
> >
>
>
>
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