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Charter amendment proposal

From: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 14:52:49 +0000
To: Core Mobile Web Platform CG <public-coremob@w3.org>
CC: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Message-ID: <CB7BD543.685FE%tobie@fb.com>

Following up on charter comments last week, here's the promised breakdown.

The two main comments that we've received to date about the charter are
questions on the group's concrete processes and clarification requests
around testing.

The former is mostly a question about the what versus the how. We went
back and forth with this when drafting the charter and ended up deciding
it was easier to concentrate on writing out aspirational goals in the
charter and having another document that would describe how we're going to
go about achieving those. This document is coming shortly.

Concerning the tests, one of the goals of this CG is to accelerate
interoperability and testing is a great way to do that. Conversely,
duplication is a great way to prevent that and will be avoided at all
cost. As described in the charter, tests that have a logical home will be
contributed to it directly by the test's author. The charter's wording is
confusing and we suggest amendments here:
. Quality of implementation tests are needed and the CG is a great venue
for those.

Finally and although that goes without saying, the charter does not
currently indicate chairs have to respect consensus. We're also slightly
amending the charter's last paragraph to fix that. Again see the proposed

We'd like to get charter issues behind us as fast as possible. In keeping
with that, please consider this a CfC with a one week deadline. Please
limit your comments to strictly substantive issues and keep in mind the
mantra of productive groups: "I can live with it."


Robin & Tobie
Received on Tuesday, 6 March 2012 14:53:22 UTC

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