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

From: WBS Mailer on behalf of Rob.Marchand@genesyslab.com <webmaster@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 20:30:01 +0000
To: Rob.Marchand@genesyslab.com,public-council@w3.org
Message-Id: <wbs-e51488ed82c51732cf725abd218ab37b@cgi.w3.org>
The following answers have been successfully submitted to 'Survey of W3C
Community and Business Groups' (public) for Rob Marchand.



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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.)?: [ No opinion ] 

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 
In our particular experience with Speech+HTML, it seems that there is no
goal to offer the output as a submission to a regular working group.  This
is disappointing.    We believe that the CG process should more clearly
define the transition of deliverables to WG status, and that planning for
this transition should be part of the requirements for CG chartering.




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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): 
Although CGs can and do support rapid advancement, it seems that the
current process needs some adjustment to ensure that there is a goal of
working towards standards track, and that the group is in fact representing
the contributions of all participants in the CG (based on our experience
with Speech+HTML).




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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): 
The Speech+HTML CG has not driven towards consensus decisions, but rather
has been dominated by one of the main participants.




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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): 
We believe that if a CG wishes to publish their output, they should be
allowed to do so only as the input to a full Working Group.




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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).


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

Comments (or a URI pointing to your comments): 
Our participation in Speech+HTML has had the goal of doing this, but
present chair/editors seem to have no intention of doing so.




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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): 
We would like to see a more rigorous path and requirements for the
transition from CG to WG. 




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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: [ No opinion ] 
 * Other parts of the Community and Business Group Web site.: [ No opinion
] 

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
 * ( ) 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 27 September 2012 at 20:27:23 U.T.C.
by Rob Marchand

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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