WaSP Emeritus (and former fearless leader) Molly Holzschlag is settling into her new position at Microsoft this week and has begun reporting from the trenches with an overview of what she’ll be doing while she’s there.Skip to comment form
Today’s update from Molly outlines what she’ll be doing in the capacity of standards evangelist within Microsoft. Having made the rounds and talked to people throughout the organization, she’s settled on the following hats to wear:
- Developer and designer community liaison – essentially continuing what she was doing here at WaSP with the MS Task Force
- Vendor Interoperability Liaison – You heard that right, Microsoft wants to play nice in the sandbox… no more browser wars
- Strategic consulting for standards implementation in Microsoft Web-related products – An obvious fit for Molly
- Acquiring and producing educational content related to aspects of working with standards – She’s blogged about this before, but Molly’s essentially in charge of getting standards-oriented content up on MSDN
Molly is quick to point out that
Rome wasn’t built in a day, of course, and there’s a lot of working to do over the coming days, weeks, years and decades. But one thing is very clear, people are interested, listening, and best of all, enthusiastic.
This all sounds promising, I can’t wait to start seeing the fruits of her work there.
- #1 On April 2nd, 2007 11:44 pm runway airlines » Blog Archive » Bringing standards to Microsoft replied:
[...] Karen wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptToday’s update from Molly outlines what she’ll be doing in the capacity of standards evangelist within Microsoft. Having made the rounds and talked to people throughout the organization, she’s settled on the following hats to wear: … [...]
- #2 On April 3rd, 2007 3:13 am pauldwaite replied:
> “essentially continuing what she was doing here at WaSP with the MS Task Force”
I know! It’s like Molly, please, get another string to your frickin’ bow.
Just kidding :) Molly will go down in history for this.
- #3 On April 4th, 2007 1:54 pm Hawaii Web Designer replied:
Very Nice hope to see some improvements in how Microsoft deals with its standards based web related products. wouldn’t it be great if the new Web Expression coded in valid XHTML 1.1.
- #4 On April 8th, 2007 3:35 pm Dominic Shiells replied:
Its like trying to build Rome out of lego without any bricks or like the Isralites trying to build Egypt without any Straw
Molly is trying Mission Impossible.
Hopefully she will succed and IE will be a Web Standard Wonder
- #5 On April 10th, 2007 2:31 pm Michael replied:
Putting similar policies and processes in place for any design and development environment, large or small, would be a monumental step forward for not only the cause of Web standards, but improving the quality of the Web itself.
- #6 On April 15th, 2007 6:04 pm Rob replied:
So now there’s a regular update from Microsoft and a WASP member now works for Microsoft and there are regular reports about Microsoft and when was the last time you did anything equivalent with Mozilla or Opera or any other browser and please tell me again that you aren’t in bed with Microsoft.
You are like Microsoft. You deny, deny, deny any involvement and act incredulous that anyone would insinuate such a thing yet…..here we are.
- #7 On April 17th, 2007 3:17 am WaSP Member bhenick replied:
Two of the leading lights at Opera were the ones who did the heaviest lifting on Acid2, notwithstanding the fact that their own production title doesn’t pass (if I recall correctly).
Several of our roster have a long history of activity with regard to Firefox development.
…And while no census has been taken, I imagine that OSX, BSD, and Linux uare likely the majority within WaSP when it comes to daily use and production.
Finally, the “WaSP member” to whom you refer has since moved onto Emeritus status at her own request.
In bed with whom, exactly?
If anything, we’re in a proverbial cuddle puddle with a whole bunch of vendors, and in my opinion that’s how it ought to be, unless and until that does net damage to the accomplishment of WaSP’s mission.
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