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Re: Seeking additional support for draft "caution" statement re: lack of charter

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:33:09 -0600
Cc: w3 public-council <public-council@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2821F411-8370-48C2-BCC6-FE7FB8DAEC43@w3.org>
To: Josh Soref <jsoref@rim.com>

On 23 Jan 2013, at 10:30 AM, Josh Soref wrote:

> Ian wrote:
>> I'm not sure that's an improvement. Imagine someone says:
>> "Here's my charter:
>>   Charter: Do cool Web stuff!"
>> There, I have a charter!
>> What we really mean is "There is no charter that meets our expectations."
> Ah, that isn't what you wrote, and it certainly isn't what I read. Although I agree it is something we're trying to avoid.
> "Caution: This group does not have a published Charter describing
> important aspects of its operations, such as scope, deliverables, and
> decision making process. Community Group process imposes little
> structure on how the Chair manages a group.  As a result, without such a
> Charter, it may be unclear how the group operates (e.g., the Chair
> could change how the group operates without notice).  W3C strongly
> encourages groups to operate under a published Charter covering such elements. "
> Changes `describing`, and a few sprinkles of `such`.

WFM. Now updated:


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