ECMA TC 39 / W3C HTML and WebApps WG coordination
mjs at apple.com
Thu Sep 24 15:01:20 PDT 2009
On Sep 24, 2009, at 2:37 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> On Sep 24, 2009, at 2:16 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
>>> On Sep 24, 2009, at 11:53 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>>> Any TC39 members whose employers can't join could perhaps become
>>>> Experts to the W3C Web Applications Working Group, if that
>>> Unfortunately, no. See #2 and #3 below:
>> It depends on the nature of the employer, and the reason they are
>> unable to join. Historically there have been Invited Experts in W3C
>> Working Groups who are employed by such organizations as
>> universities or small start-ups. We even have some in the HTML
>> Working Group. So it would probably be more accurate to say "it
>> depends" and that it may be subject to the judgment of the W3C Team.
> I've discussed the specific case with the W3C, and it is the case
> that in the judgment of the W3C Team, the answer in this specific
> case is no.
> You, of course, are welcome to try again in the hopes of getting a
> different answer.
I didn't know that there was a specific case driving this concern. I
thought this was a general worry about, e.g., university researchers.
I would not ask the W3C Team to reconsider specific cases where they
have already rendered a judgment.
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