[FoRK] time commitment for a w3c wg?
lgonze at panix.com
Thu Jan 29 09:39:48 PST 2004
On Thursday, Jan 29, 2004, at 12:18 America/New_York, Mark Baker wrote:
> The rule of thumb is a day a week, which IME is accurate when
> interpreted as the average amount of time you'll spend over the
> of the WG. But during the busy time, you could easily double that,
> perhaps for as long as a year.
> It also depends on what kind of role you want to play.
> What's the WG?
It's the SMIL WG, which is going to start working on some specific
extensions. The SMIL spec is large and hairy -- getting really close
to it is going to take a lot of background reading.
This is a tough decision. There are good reasons to do it, but I'm
worried that I won't be able to keep up with other commitments as well
as I want to.
> On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 11:55:01AM -0500, Lucas Gonze wrote:
>> Dear FoRKie,
>> I have an opportunity to join a W3C working group as the
>> of a W3C member. I've been looking for a chance to do something like
>> this, and the W3C is not a trivial nut to crack, so it's generally a
>> good thing. However I'm pretty busy as it is and I need to figure out
>> if I have the time.
>> I'm familiar with the work of this particular WG but not intimate with
>> the gory details of the spec, which is fairly large. So at the least
>> I'll need to immerse myself in the spec. I may be able to minimize
>> amount of time I have to take, because I'll be there to represent the
>> W3C member's interests, which are limited to a small portion of the
>> spec; however I don't know if that kind of limited involvement is ok.
>> Thanks in advance.
>> FoRK mailing list
> Mark Baker. Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA. http://www.markbaker.ca
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