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Re: Forced Resignation

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:52:27 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhJSrGV1_w=wtd_9ZgiCrG+Nqs9unhx99eaX-uv0eED-uQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On 30 June 2014 14:50, Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> As you may know, Google recently had the good sense and taste to hire
> fellow TAG member Dominic Denicola. W3C rules insist that, despite being *individually
> elected* as representatives of the membership, our employment situation
> is more important to the membership than our capacity to make meaningful
> contributions at the TAG. Therefore one of us must resign.
> As my term ends soonest, I will be stepping down from my position so that
> Dominic can continue the good work of helping to encourage extensibility in
> the web platform. I will, however, continue to attend meetings through the
> end of my elected term (Jan '15) in protest of what, frankly, is
> appallingly poor organizational design. Evidence of this piles up: last
> year we also lost productive TAG members to vagaries of employment
> interaction with W3C policy.
> If the AB's goal with this misbegotten policy were to prevent multiple
> individuals from a firm from influencing the TAG's decisions, I invite them
> to bar me from meetings post my removal. Were it not so, I invite them to
> change the policy.

As a bystander that is interested in the ongoing work of the TAG It was
unclear to me which policy change you are in favour of

Do you think a w3c member organization should have 2 seats on the TAG
*indefinitely* or *until one term ends*

Thanks for your contributions, I follow your work

> Regards
Received on Monday, 30 June 2014 13:52:54 UTC

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