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

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Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2012 18:57:01 +0000
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The following answers have been successfully submitted to 'Survey of W3C
Community and Business Groups' (public) for Deborah Dahl.



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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.: [ 2
++ ] 
 * Have you found the Community Groups and Business Groups documentation
adequate (FAQ, policy summaries, etc.)?: [ 5 +++++ (highest) ] 

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): 





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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): 
In the group I was in, the Chair, spec Editor and 1/3 of the group's
members were from one company. Decision-making all leaned in the direction
of that company and was very unbalanced. The process of assigning a Chair
to the CG where the first person who's interested in being the Chair can
shut everyone out did not work well in this group because we had other
people interested in being co-Chairs who couldn't do that. Maybe the first
2 or 3 people who want to chair could volunteer and there should be no more
than one co-Chair per company.




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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): 





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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): 





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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: [ 5 +++++ (highest) ]

 * Other parts of the Community and Business Group Web site.: [ 5 +++++
(highest) ] 

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 





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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: [ 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): [ 1 +
(lowest) ] 
 * 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 18:55:28 U.T.C.
by Deborah Dahl

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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