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CfC: Adopt new W3C process for Media Capture documents (deadline 12 December)

From: Frederick Hirsch <w3c@fjhirsch.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:10:30 -0500
Cc: Frederick Hirsch <w3c@fjhirsch.com>, Stefan Håkansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>, Harald Alvestrand <hta@google.com>, Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
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To: W3C Device APIs WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>

The following Call for Consensus (CfC) is on the Media Capture Task Force list, and concludes 12 December (next Friday)

The CfC is below.

If you are interested and are not participating in the Media Capture Task Force, I suggest you join [a].

The purpose of this email is to alert all on the DAP list of this proposed process change in the task force.

If you have any questions or concerns please respond on the Task Force mailing list  public-media-capture@w3.org (i.e. do not reply to this message),

regards, Frederick

Frederick Hirsch, Nokia
Chair DAP

[a] http://www.w3.org/2009/dap/#mediacapture

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Stefan Håkansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>
> Subject: CfC: Adopt new W3C process for Media Capture documents
> Date: December 5, 2014 at 8:04:06 AM EST
> To: "public-media-capture@w3.org" <public-media-capture@w3.org>
> Cc: Frederick Hirsch <w3c@fjhirsch.com>
> Hi,
> the W3C adopted a new process during the summer [1], it came into effect
> on August 5. It is optional for groups to adopt until August 2016.
> There is an extensive FAQ on the transition to the new process available
> [2].
> The main change is that it removes Last Call: groups are expected to
> get wide reviews before going into Candidate Recommendation, and CR is
> the "final" review signal; in particular, contrarily to the current
> process, if you make substantive changes during CR, you don't have to go
> back to Last Call, you "just" republish an updated CR (while still
> making sure the relevant parties review the said changes)
> There is some early guidance on how you get "wide reviews" without a
> Last Call signal in [3]. Essentially, the group asks the relevant
> parties for reviews when the relevant section stabilizes.
> Given the maturity of our documents we can choose to use either the old 
> or the new process for any of our docs (at least until Aug 2016).
> The decision to use one or the other process is a decision for the group
> to make.
> We think the new process is an improvement; its main drawback is
> that W3C as a community has less experience with it (obviously).
> We propose that we switch to the new process for all documents except
> "Media Capture and Streams" now. Given that we're pushing to get "Media
> Capture and Streams" to Last Call soon, we think we should stay with the 
> old process for that document until it is in Last Call, and then change 
> to the new process.
> Do you agree? Please respond by EOB Friday December 12 (silence will be 
> interpreted as "yes").
> Harald and Stefan
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2014/Process-20140801/
> [2] https://www.w3.org/wiki/ProcessTransition2014
> [3] https://www.w3.org/wiki/DocumentReview
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