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

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Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:51:01 +0000
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The following answers have been successfully submitted to 'Survey of W3C
Community and Business Groups' (public) for Jason Grigsby.



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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.)?: [ 3 +++ ] 

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 
The community groups infrastructure is an odd mix. There are multiple
mailing lists, but when we started, no one used the mailing list. There is
a blog, but you don’t get notifications when someone adds a comment to
the blog. Sometimes I would have to log in via http basic auth. Other times
everything worked with cookies.

Basically, it seems like a bunch of tools that a very loosely coupled which
makes the experience difficult.




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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?


 * ( ) Yes
 * (x) No

If not, why? (or any other comments): 
This is a tough one because I’ve never tried to look for other groups. I
decided to go with no because of the fact that when I’m in the RiCG or
CoreMob, I don’t have much sense of things going on in other groups.
I’ve found out about groups because of Twitter, not because of any
facilities provided by the site.




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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): 
It really wasn’t clear to us what we were supposed to be doing. And
because the work we were doing on images required browser vendor feedback,
it felt like a lot of work we were doing was pointless. 




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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): 
A bit, but again, we were creating things in a vacuum without any sense of
what we might need to do to shepherd our needs through the standards
process.




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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): 
The adaptive images spec is at the W3C.




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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: [ 3 +++ ] 
 * Other parts of the Community and Business Group Web site.: [ 3 +++ ] 

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): [ 2 ++ ] 
 * 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): [ 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 13 September 2012 at 23:49:12 U.T.C.
by Jason Grigsby

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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