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

From: Josh Soref <jsoref@blackberry.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2014 16:23:13 +0000
To: W3C Device APIs WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D0A74616.6C0D1%jsoref@blackberry.com>
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On 12/5/14, 11:10 AM, "Frederick Hirsch" <w3c@fjhirsch.com> wrote:

>All:
>
>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
>@fjhirsch
>
>[a] http://www.w3.org/2009/dap/#mediacapture

>
>Begin forwarded message:
>
>> From: Stefan HÃ¥kansson 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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