[foaf-protocols] new WebID Charter draft

peter williams home_pw at msn.com
Sat Dec 18 18:03:55 CET 2010

Members get to write the specs. Experts (or non-experts in my case) get to
review them.

If the spec cannot hold its own in the politics of the real world review, it
wont work in the real world of consumer either.

-----Original Message-----
From: Toby Inkster [mailto:tai at g5n.co.uk] 
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2010 8:35 AM
To: nathan at webr3.org
Cc: peter williams; foaf-protocols at lists.foaf-project.org; 'Henry Story'
Subject: Re: [foaf-protocols] new WebID Charter draft

On Fri, 17 Dec 2010 09:01:49 +0000
Nathan <nathan at webr3.org> wrote:

> Personally I've found the W3C very open and inclusive on a number of 
> occasions, being an invited expert myself, I'm sure many others here 
> like Toby, Melvin and Henry will all say the same.

Indeed. I'm an invited expert to the RDFa WG and HTML WG, and previously to
the Social Web XG while that was running. I'd certainly hope to be invited
to a WebID group, should it start up.

The W3C has a delicate line to walk though. Its main source of funding is
membership. If member companies feel they can participate just as well by
having their employees invited as experts, then they may not see the point
in paying their membership fees.

Toby A Inkster
<mailto:mail at tobyinkster.co.uk>

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