So, for all you standards people and (in particular) W3C Members:  I'm running for the W3C Advisory Board.

The Advisory Board provides guidance to the W3C on issues of strategy, management, legal matters, process, and conflict resolution.  The AB also, in particular, manages the evolution of the W3C Process.

I'm running for the AB because I feel the W3C is at a crossroads; there have always been (and will likely always be) multiple constituencies for the web, and particularly now, several key issues are critical: notably, the openness and simplicity of the W3C Process, and the issue of licensing of specifications.  I feel strongly we have the opportunity now to reform and streamline the W3C Process, improve the openness of specification licensing, and make the W3C a better organization for everyone.

If your employer is a W3C Member, I'd ask that you ask your AC representative to vote for myself, as well as my friend and cohort from Mozilla, Tantek Çelik (whose post is linked below).

The nomination statement I submitted is below:

Chris began working on web browsers in 1993 when he co-authored the original Windows version of NCSA Mosaic. After leaving NCSA in 1994 and spending a year working on the AIRMosaic web browser for SPRY, Inc., he joined Microsoft's Internet Explorer team as a developer in 1995. Over the course of 15 years, Chris represented Microsoft in many standards working groups, in particular helping develop standards for Cascading Style Sheets, HTML, the Document Object Model and XSL in the W3C. He co-chaired the HTML Working Group from 2007-2009.

In 2010, Chris left Microsoft and joined Google’s Developer Relations team, focused on the open web platform. He participates in the Web Audio Working Group, edits the Web MIDI API specification, and lurks on several other working and community groups.
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