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Re: Forced Resignation

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:36:11 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhLMmV4DdttP0984Qk8Hsv_c=xSmpr8fC-Kai6Pui3_6_A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
Cc: "www-tag@w3.org List" <www-tag@w3.org>
On 30 June 2014 16:14, Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com> wrote:

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> On 30 Jun 2014 14:52, "Melvin Carvalho" <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > 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*
>
> I think that the AC and AB need to decide if the TAG -- which writes no
> specs and wields no direct power, and which elects individuals and not
> organisations -- should be organised around member organisations in the
> first place.
>

Thanks for the clarification


> Do you have reason to think the TAG should be organised this way?
>

Given that the TAG is able to occasionally vote on matters, I could picture
a scenario where multiple members from the same w3c member organization,
may not be ideal.

Just my personal opinion, wish you the best of luck resolving this issue.


> > Thanks for your contributions, I follow your work
> >
> >>
> >>
> >> Regards
> >
> >
>
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