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[wbs] response to 'Survey of W3C Community and Business Groups'

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Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:45:02 +0000
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The following answers have been successfully submitted to 'Survey of W3C
Community and Business Groups' (public) for Paolo Ciccarese.



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Overall Experience
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Please rate your overall experience according to the following aspects:

 * Your overall experience with Community Groups and Business Groups.: [ 3
+++ ] 
 * Have you found the Community Groups and Business Groups documentation
adequate (FAQ, policy summaries, etc.)?: [ 4 ++++ ] 

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 





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Work Flow
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Questions 4 through 9 focus on work flow.




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Discovery
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Did you find it easy to discover groups of interest to you?


 * (x) Yes
 * ( ) No

If not, why? (or any other comments): 





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Group Type Comparison
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If you have experience in both Working Group and Community or Business
Group, what advantages do you see for Working Groups? for Community or
Business Groups?

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 
I like the flexibility of the Community Groups. It would be ideal if what
comes out from the Community Groups could be used as starting point for a
Working Group or at least an Incubator. Not sure if the latter will still
make sense though.




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Decision-making
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How is your Community or Business Group organized to make decisions? Have
you reached decisions on challenging problems? We'd love to hear your
successes or obstacles you've faced.
Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 
Together with the other co-chair of the Open Annotation Community Group we
try to discuss issues in between us and with the larger group as much as
possible. Normally we have few private discussions just to make sure to be
organized in the groups discussions. The group discussions are happening
both by email/conference and are often based on the previous email and the
content of the Wiki




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Ensuring Progress
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Are you satisfied with how the Community or Business Group makes progress?
What would enable you to make better progress?

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 
I am satisfied with the direction of our group. I belong to another group
as well but I don't see much progress there. I wonder if all groups are
active. Probably recommending an heavy use of mailing list and wiki would
be a good idea.




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Transition to Working Group
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Do you expect to advance Community or Business Group deliverables to a W3C
Working Group? Please use the comment field for any information about the
transition (time frame, perceived obstacles or challenges).


 * (x) Yes
 * ( ) No
 * ( ) In discussion but not decided
 * ( ) No idea

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 





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Process, Patent and Copyright Policy, Contribution Agreements
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Do you have any suggestions for changes to the
Community Groups and Business Groups process,
Contributor Agreement, or
Final Specification Agreement that would facilitate participation?
Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 
No.




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Overall User Interface
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Please rate the usability of the following aspects:

 * The home page of your Community or Business Group: [ 3 +++ ] 
 * Other parts of the Community and Business Group Web site.: [ 3 +++ ] 

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 
The home page should be more customizable. But we can still work with the
current tools.




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User Accounts
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Please rate the usability of any of the following actions you carried out.

 * Requesting an account (if you did so just for Community Groups and
Business Groups): [ No opinion ] 
 * Updating your affiliation in your account (if you were asked to do so):
[ No opinion ] 

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 





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Joining a Group
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Please, select the case that applies to you and comment on your experience
joining a group (via the click-through form).


 * ( ) I joined as a W3C Member employee, my request was processed by my
organization's Advisory Committee Representative
 * (x) I joined as a non-W3C Member employee, after getting my
organization's patent and copyright commitment
 * ( ) I joined as an individual, unaffiliated with any organization

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 





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Creating a Group
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If you created a group, rate the usability of the following aspects:

 * Clarity of the process for proposing a group: [ 5 +++++ (highest) ] 
 * Clarity of the process by which people express support for a group: [ 4
++++ ] 

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 





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Group Operations
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Rate the usability of any of the following operations you have carried out.

 * Choosing a chair (via checkboxes on the participants page): [ 4 ++++ ] 
 * Publishing a draft specification (available to Chairs only): [ 4 ++++ ] 
 * Publishing a final specification (available to Chairs only): [ 4 ++++ ] 
 * Making a final specification commitment (through the click-through
form): [ No opinion ] 

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 





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Suggestion Box
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What can we do to improve the experience of participating in a Community
Group or Business Group, tools you would find useful, or changes to enable
you to work more effectively?
Feedback: 
I have no recommendations at the moment. After a period of 8 month the
group is picking up and we are doing some progress. I believe the next
months will be important to understand the limits of the
platform/experience. As a chair it would be nice to have direct contact
with W3C staff for discussing specific technical issues.




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Testimonial
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To help W3C spread the word about Community and Business Groups, we invite
you to provide a 1-paragraph testimonial about your Community Group or
Business Group experience that you authorize us to publicize. This is
purely optional.
Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 
I am very pleased with my participation to the Community Groups initiative.
I really like the idea of having a platform enabling focused discussion
groups. And I really appreciate the great flexibility of this lightweight
approach.


These answers were last modified on 6 September 2012 at 14:42:18 U.T.C.
by Paolo Ciccarese

Answers to this questionnaire can be set and changed at
https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/1/2012CGBGsurvey/ until 2012-09-30.

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