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[Bug 10230] New: Decisions need to be made in timely manner

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Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:16:38 +0000
To: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-10230-2486@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10230

           Summary: Decisions need to be made in timely manner
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: Mac System 9.x
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: working group Decision Policy
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: shelleyp@burningbird.net
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mjs@apple.com, Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com,
                    rubys@intertwingly.net, mike@w3.org


A troubling component of the HTML WG Decision Process is that co-chair activity
is incorporated into several places in the Process critical path. This means
that there are potential bottlenecks for co-chair activity at various times:
when calling for change proposals or alternative proposals; when calling for
consensus; when initiating a survey; when responding to a survey. 

In addition, others participating in the Decision process, such as those
creating proposals, are given deadlines, no deadlines are ever given the
co-chairs to complete their tasks. There are now several actions awaiting
co-chair intervention and response--and the number is growing. Some change
proposals were submitted months ago, but are still given time for
counter-proposals. Some completed proposals and counter proposals, are still
awaiting surveys. Several survey items have been awaiting co-chair decisions
for over two months. 

In addition, we have no idea when a response will be forthcoming, as deadlines
for the co-chair actions are invariably given "NA".

Either the co-chairs will need to hold themselves to a given schedule on their
actions--recorded, and adhered to. Or, if the burden on the co-chairs is too
much, then the Decision Process will have to be changed in order to lessen the
co-chair impact on the Decision Process critical path.

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