So recently, I shared a number of ideas for improving the W3C, the last of which (posted a week ago) was to transition from a member-funded organization to a fully independent foundation of sorts, one that was funded by the interest earned by an endowment fund. Surprisingly, there seemed to be little objection to the idea. That was the one thing that I figured would get some pushback, mainly due to the magnitude of the change involved. I’m still interested in hearing any counter-arguments to that one, if somebody’s got ’em (thought they’d be best registered on that particular post, and not here).
The other thing I was expecting to see, but didn’t, was other people’s ideas for improvements to the W3C. That was probably my fault, given the way I wrote the posts, which now that I look at them were set up more as soliloquies than the beginnings of a discussion. While I think my ideas are good ones (of course!), I’m only one person, and I very much doubt I’ve thought of everything.
So what are your thoughts for improving the W3C’s effectiveness and standing in the field?