At TPAC 2008, Anne talked to Karl Dubost (twitter), who at the time was working for the W3C (he is now the development director at vdl2 in Montreal, Canada). Karl was, and still is, involved with the HTML5 activity. Karl was also involved in the W3C‘s Quality Assurance process as “the conformance manager”: something that, IMHO, is now sorely lacking at the W3C – part of why standards suck, I guess :).
Anyway, let Karl tell you about the social tools of the W3C that enable specs to be created… and if you get bored, you can just look at his lesbian orgy t-shirt! 😉