W3C's 'Moral Majesty'

David Megginson david at megginson.com
Sat Sep 11 19:20:43 BST 1999

Michael Champion writes:

 > I certainly agree with the underlying notion that specs could be
 > developed with more diversity of perspective if face to face
 > meetings could be avoided.  The keys, I think, are to facilitate
 > the kind of focus and level of commitment that a face to face
 > meeting engenders without forcing people onto airplanes.  There's
 > gotta be a way to harness some combination of text editing/revision
 > control, email or instant messaging, and project
 > management/workflow software to make this work better
 > "asynchronously", or at least via shorter, more frequent
 > "synchronous" electronic meetings.  It would be fun an illuminating
 > if some IETF or W3C workgroup, or for that matter the xml-dev list,
 > could put something together that proves that the concept works,
 > then maybe that process will start to replace the face to face
 > meeting culture of the W3C.

Throwing more technology at the problem probably won't help: with
e-mail, a teleconference, or a face-to-face meeting, it's really the
moderator who makes it or breaks it (I'm still a mediocre moderator
myself, but I'm willing to learn).

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at megginson.com

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