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non-members may submit change proposals

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 22:42:37 -0500
Message-ID: <4C8AFAAD.3000705@burningbird.net>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
CC: public-html-comments@w3.org
  I'm not sure if this is a new addition to the decision process, or it 
was missed, but it was pointed out to me today that according to the 
HTML WG Decision Process, people who aren't members of the HTML WG may 
submit change proposals[1]:

"Complete Change Proposals should be recorded somewhere in W3C space 
(wiki, dev.w3.org, archived mailing list) and the Working Group should 
be notified by email. If the author of the Change Proposal is not a 
member of the Working Group, then he or she should agree to the W3C 
Patent Policy and grant a non-exclusive copyright assignment as required 
for invited experts."

I am willing to agree to the patent policy and grant copyright, and will 
so note at the bottom of all change proposals. I will use the text of 
the existing Patent Policy and copyright grant, only modifying it to 
remove references to Invited Expert.

I will embed the text of the proposal, including the patent and 
copyright notices, in an email to the HTML WG comments email list, and 
see if I can prevail on an existing member of the HTML WG to send an 
email to the HTML WG email list, notifying the group of the proposal.

Based on requests from co-chairs, or comments from HTML WG members, and 
members of the general public in the HTML WG comments email list, I will 
make necessary modifications to the proposal, and resend.

It may be simpler for me to be a member, but I will not agree to joining 
in a probationary state, or to any restrictions not applicable to other 
members of the HTML WG. Instead, I'm offering a compromise, as noted in 
this email.

Is this sufficient?

Shelley Powers

[1] http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html
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