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MNot - I'm sorry if I wasn't clear. I offered - and continue to offer - a place at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) because of (1) ensuring persistence of important specifications, and (2) the W3C royalty-free patent policy, (3) internationalization and accessibility reviews, and (4) so that the work gets the necessary attention, e.g. of the HTML and CSS editors. If the work goes through the Recommendation Track Process you can also get published as an ISO standard. It might be that all those things will happen elsewhere, and that's fine. A community group at W3C has more status than maybe the term might imply; the differences between a Community Group and a Working Group involve paid Membership (CG is free), individual vs. organizational representation, and whether documents can be on the Recommendation track. Standards organizations tend to accumulate jargon and process over the years. A Working Group has to operate by consensus (rather as at the IETF) and a community group can work more quickly. I hope that's clearer.
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2012 on The Future of Markdown at Coding Horror
Maybe you could consider one of our new and shiny W3C Community Groups at http://www.w3.org/Community for starting this work? Liam (W3C staff)
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2012 on The Future of Markdown at Coding Horror
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