[whatwg] Administrivia: new member in the oversight committee

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Mar 31 13:05:26 PDT 2008

On Mon, 31 Mar 2008, Dan Brickley wrote:
> > 
> > There's no public accountability for this group, no. It's roughly 
> > equivalent to W3C staff, except that it is not a paid position.
> W3C staff report through a variety of documented means to their 
> stakeholders (including at regular events, Web Conference, TPs etc), 
> they have named and documented roles grounded in the W3C Process, a 
> class of document for airing their proposals to the wider community 
> (Team notes) as well as strong internal-transparency via extensive 
> internal email, cvs and irc logging so that new team-members can have 
> access to previous discussions.

Everything that the WHATWG members do and decide is conveyed to the 
whatwg at whatwg.org mailing list. In the past two years, all they have done 
is agreed to invite Anne to their group, which was immediately conveyed to 
the list.

> > See also:
> >    http://www.whatwg.org/charter
> Thanks, interesting. Is a version history and change-log available, 
> beyond what can be discerned from 
> http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.whatwg.org/charter ? From the 
> outside it is hard to understand how the charter has evolved over time.

The document was created in early 2004 with the announcement of the 
WHATWG. Dean Edwards was invited in June 2004. Anne was added a few days 
ago. That's all. (The other changes were to the markup of the header, or 
adding links to translations, etc.)

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