Invited XML-DEVers [was RE: Microsoft's responce to article]

Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Wed Jan 19 16:33:43 GMT 2000

At 02:20 PM 1/17/00 -0500, Ann Navarro wrote:
>At 08:05 PM 1/17/00 +0100, =?windows-1252?Q?Aleksi_Niemel=E4?= wrote:
>>> Become an invited expert. 
>>This is probably told somewhere else, but I'm still asking. How to become an
>>invited expert? Not that I'll be one ever... :)
>It can happen a variety of ways. The WG chair or another participant may
>know of someone's expertise on a particular topic, and suggest that the
>individual be contacted and invited. 
>Someone may demonstrate appropriate expertise on a lists such as these, and
>be invited.

Indeed. I can think of several people who have made very valuable
on XML-DEV and have subsequently been asked to be help on W3C activities
and groups.

An important aspect has often been the commitment and ability to support
the community by
(say) contributing code, writing position papers (some have become W3C
Notes), running 
mailing lists etc. 

In a Zen-like manner, those who strive to become invited probably don't :-)

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