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Appointments and Chair Announcements for the TAG

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 14:10:15 -0500
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I sent this a moment ago to the W3C Membership on behalf of the Director.

Ian Jacobs


I am pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Linss (HP) and
Daniel Appelquist (Telefónica) as new participants and co-chairs
of the W3C Technical Architecture Group. Peter brings to the TAG
many years of experience with Web and related technologies,
especially page layout, printing and rendering. He will continue
as co-chair of the CSS working group. Daniel is respected
worldwide for his expertise in mobile and Web technologies and
had been active in the W3C since 2001, as an Advisory Committee
representative, as a Working Group co-chair, and as an instigator
of activities such as the Mobile Web Initiative. Both Daniel and
Peter have prior experience on the TAG.

This is an exciting time for the TAG. We have many new
participants who play key roles in developing critical new Web
technologies including HTML5 and Web Applications, and so we have
a unique opportunity to reshape the TAG's focus. Our new chairs
will have the opportunity to help the TAG plan and deliver this
important work.

Noah Mendelsohn has been a member of the TAG since 2004 and the
co-chair since early 2009.  Although Noah's term would have run
for a few more months, he and I agree that making this change now
will give our new chairs an opportunity to engage with the TAG
before the priorities for our next round of work are set. He has
kindly volunteered to resign his position early to free space for
the new appointees, and also to volunteer his time in the coming
months to assist them and the TAG during the transition. I want
to thank Noah for his many years of service to the TAG and to the

These changes will become official on 1 June. The TAG will be
meeting 29-31 May. Our new chairs will join us, along with Noah,
and we expect that this will be an exciting opportunity to start
this new phase of the TAG's work.

Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>      http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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