confidentiality in W3C WGs

Len Bullard cbullard at
Mon Sep 6 22:42:07 BST 1999

Lauren Wood wrote:
> So sometimes you need confidentiality, to build trust and a
> knowledge that what is said in a WG remains within that WG, so
> that people can concentrate on the technical work, and not on the
> politics.

All true, Lauren.  Yet it does not relieve the working groups of 
the responsibility for documenting issues and resolutions with regard 
to the contents of the work.  Such procedures have been established 
and have worked in standards organizations for years.  It is time for 
the W3C to develop and use these procedures.  The results of not doing
are plain to all.  It is the responsibility of those who undertook 
XML to do what is needed.  That is the leadership, price and payment.

Tim Berners-Lee must begin to restructure the leadership roles and 
responsiblities of the W3C to reflect the growing community.  It is time 
for a touch of Washingtonian sagacity about the nature, use and 
preservation of power.


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