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

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Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:54:02 +0000
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The following answers have been successfully submitted to 'Survey of W3C
Community and Business Groups' (public) for Adrian Roselli.



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

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): 
Community groups seem to allow interaction on the site as well as on a
mailing list. I do not think discussions on the site are as effective
(personal preference) and that has thrown me. Seeing some declaration from
the group up-front about where discussion will happen, along with reminders
from group chairs, might increase participation (if only by reducing
confusion).




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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): 
For one working group, a draft specification has come out of it. For two
others there has seemingly been little to no activity. For a third, there
is good activity on the mailing list.




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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): 
This is less a function of the group and more about its chair. There should
be clear output objectives and a scope. From there it's a matter of a chair
to make sure discussion stays in scope and moves toward the objective,
other he/she should redirect it.




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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): 
I say this because it has happened with the Responsive Images community
group.




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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): 
A plain-language summary for those of us without legal degrees or spare
change to afford someone who has a legal degree.




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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): 
If there is some way for a chair to indicate whether discussion should
happen on the site or the mailing list, then I'd like to see them use it.
That kind of message right on the home page might help.




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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): [ 4 ++++ ] 
 * 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
 * ( ) I joined as a non-W3C Member employee, after getting my
organization's patent and copyright commitment
 * (x) 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: [ No opinion ] 
 * Clarity of the process by which people express support for a group: [ No
opinion ] 

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): [ No opinion
] 
 * Publishing a draft specification (available to Chairs only): [ No
opinion ] 
 * Publishing a final specification (available to Chairs only): [ No
opinion ] 
 * 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: 





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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): 



These answers were last modified on 7 September 2012 at 15:52:41 U.T.C.
by Adrian Roselli

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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