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Re: non-members may submit change proposals

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 17:18:15 -0500
Message-ID: <4C8C0027.4080407@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
  With recent off-list communications, I can see that it would be 
impossible for me to participate in the group in any way.


On 9/10/10 10:42 PM, Shelley Powers wrote:
>  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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