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Re: acceptance: how

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 10:42:15 -0600
Message-ID: <47BDA9E7.9010907@w3.org>
To: Dmitry Turin <html60@narod.ru>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Dmitry Turin wrote:
> Good day,
> 
> Could anybody clarify me, how proposals become accepted or not
> accepted by W3C ? Could anybody give me a link to document,
> where this question is described ?

The decision policy in our charter is perhaps the most relevant
source:

"We expect that typically, an editor makes an initial proposal, which is 
refined in discussion with Working Group members and other reviewers, 
and consensus emerges with little formal decision-making."
   -- http://www.w3.org/2007/03/HTML-WG-charter.html#decisions

That's the short version. It goes on to explain exception/escalation
mechanisms, cite the rest of W3C process, etc.

Email is not the ideal way to learn about these social processes.
Lower latency media such as IRC, phone, and face-to-face are
considerably better.

We had a "W3C process Q&A" session at the ftf meeting
   http://www.w3.org/html/wg/nov07

and we had an orientation session back in April
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Apr/1171.html

Perhaps we should do that more often.


-- 
Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Thursday, 21 February 2008 16:42:19 UTC

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