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E Working Group Membership and Acknowledgments (Non-Normative)

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E Working Group Membership and Acknowledgments (Non-Normative)
    E.1 The Math Working Group Membership
    E.2 Acknowledgments

E.1 The Math Working Group Membership

The present W3C Math Working Group (2012–2013) is co-chaired by David Carlisle of NAG and Patrick Ion of the AMS; Patrick Ion and and Robert Miner of Design Science were co-chairs 2006-2011. Contact the co-chairs about membership in the Working Group. For the current membership see the W3C Math home page.

Robert Miner, whose leadership and contributions were essential to the development of the Math Working Group and MathML from their beginnings, died tragically young in December 2011.

Participants in the Working Group responsible for MathML 3.0 have been:

All the above persons have been members of the currently chartered Math Working Group, but some not for the whole life of the Working Group. The 22 authors listed for MathML3 at the start of this specification are those who contributed reworkings and reformulations used in the actual text of the specification. Thus the list includes the principal authors of MathML2 much of whose text was repurposed here. They were, of course, supported and encouraged by the activity and discussions of the whole Math Working Group, and by helpful commentary from outside it, both within the W3C and further afield.

For 2003 to 2006 W3C Math Activity comprised a Math Interest Group, chaired by David Carlisle of NAG and Robert Miner of Design Science.

The W3C Math Working Group (2001–2003) was co-chaired by Patrick Ion of the AMS, and Angel Diaz of IBM from June 2001 to May 2002; afterwards Patrick Ion continued as chair until the end of the WG's extended charter.

Participants in the Working Group responsible for MathML 2.0, second edition were:

Earlier active participants of the W3C Math Working Group (2001 – 2003) have included:

The W3C Math Working Group was co-chaired by Patrick Ion of the AMS, and Angel Diaz of IBM from July 1998 to December 2000.

Participants in the Working Group responsible for MathML 2.0 were:

Earlier active participants of this second W3C Math Working Group have included:

At the time of release of MathML 1.0 [MathML1] the Math Working Group was co-chaired by Patrick Ion and Robert Miner, then of the Geometry Center. Since that time several changes in membership have taken place. In the course of the update to MathML 1.01, in addition to people listed in the original membership below, corrections were offered by David Carlisle, Don Gignac, Kostya Serebriany, Ben Hinkle, Sebastian Rahtz, Sam Dooley and others.

Participants in the Math Working Group responsible for the finished MathML 1.0 specification were:

Others who had been members of the W3C Math WG for periods at earlier stages were:

E.2 Acknowledgments

The Working Group benefited from the help of many other people in developing the specification for MathML 1.0. We would like to particularly name Barbara Beeton, Chris Hamlin, John Jenkins, Ira Polans, Arthur Smith, Robby Villegas and Joe Yurvati for help and information in assembling the character tables in Chapter 7 Characters, Entities and Fonts, as well as Peter Flynn, Russell S.S. O'Connor, Andreas Strotmann, and other contributors to the www-math mailing list for their careful proofreading and constructive criticisms.

As the Math Working Group went on to MathML 2.0, it again was helped by many from the W3C family of Working Groups with whom we necessarily had a great deal of interaction. Outside the W3C, a particularly active relevant front was the interface with the Unicode Technical Committee (UTC) and the NTSC WG2 dealing with ISO 10646. There the STIX project put together a proposal for the addition of characters for mathematical notation to Unicode, and this work was again spearheaded by Barbara Beeton of the AMS. The whole problem ended split into three proposals, two of which were advanced by Murray Sargent of Microsoft, a Math WG member and member of the UTC. But the mathematical community should be grateful for essential help and guidance over a couple of years of refinement of the proposals to help mathematics provided by Kenneth Whistler of Sybase, and a UTC and WG2 member, and by Asmus Freytag, also involved in the UTC and WG2 deliberations, and always a stalwart and knowledgeable supporter of the needs of scientific notation.

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