The WebApps WG, along with most other Working Groups and all Community Groups, are open to public discussion without joining the group. We work on public mailing lists, which you can subscribe to and join the conversation:
- firstname.lastname@example.org: for discussion of most WebApps WG specifications
- email@example.com: for discussion of DOM specifications
- firstname.lastname@example.org: for discussion of the Web IDL specifications and ECMA TC39 liaisons
All of our documents, from Editor's Drafts to Working Drafts and beyond, are available for public review and comment, as are minutes of any teleconferences (though the WebApps WG rarely has those) and face-to-face meetings.
In order to become a participant of the Working Group, for attendance of teleconferences and face-to-face meetings, a person needs to be appointed by a W3C Member company or become an Invited Expert. An Invited Expert is an individual who has been invited exclusively on a merit basis through discussion in the public forums or through proven expertise in implementation or other activities.
Participants of the Working Group dedicate significant time, energy, and money in activities such as editing specifications, creating and maintaining tests, collecting and categorizing use cases and requirements, implementing specifications, attending face-to-face meetings, and so on; these activities are only for Working Group participants. All Working Group participants also make Royalty-Free license agreements on any essential patent claims related to the work of the Web Applications WG.
If you are interested in getting involved in the technical discussion, subscribe to the public mailing lists that interest you, and jump right in!
If you work for a company that benefits from the Open Web Platform, and wants to get help move it forward, please email the staff contact, Doug Schepers.