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New Issues

From: Ian Horrocks <ian.horrocks@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 18:37:25 +0000
Message-Id: <07DAA635-DDAF-45E9-A3F8-CD5940ECA335@comlab.ox.ac.uk>
To: "Web Ontology Language ((OWL)) Working Group WG" <public-owl-wg@w3.org>

We want to start managing issues a little more carefully, and making  
better use of tracker. In order to achieve this, the new procedure  
for issues will be as follows (or see http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/ 
Issues):

Working group members can add new issues to Tracker. We want to start  
managing issues a little more carefully, and making better use of  
tracker. In order to achieve this, the new procedure for issues will  
be as follows:

     * When creating new issue, it should initially be assigned the  
state "Raised" (rather than "Open")
           o Before adding a new issue, please check if a closely  
related issue already exists and consider augmenting or commenting on  
that issue.
           o New issues should be given a short informative  
"Nickname" (e.g., "datatype facets").
           o Editorial-only issues should have EDITORIAL in their title.
                 + Editorial issues can be immediately RESOLVED and  
closed by a WG member working on the appropriate documents; email  
should then be sent to team-owl-chairs@w3.org so that consideration  
of the resolution can be added to the teleconf agenda.
     * The WG will briefly consider newly raised issues during weekly  
teleconfs
           o Issues that are considered out of scope and/or which  
don't have reasonable support from the WG (at least a seconder) will  
be rejected
           o Issues that are in scope and have reasonable support  
will be given the status "Open", and will be discussed via email (and  
possibly in future teleconfs)
     * Each open issue will be assigned an "owner" whose  
responsibility it is to initiate/lead a discussion, the objective of  
which is to bring to the WG a proposal to close the issue as  
RESOLVED, POSTPONED or REJECTED; the owner will normally be the same  
person who raised the issue.
     * A note must be added to closed issues explaining how and when  
the issue was closed, linking to relevant documents (such as meeting  
minutes or email); where resolving the issue leads to changes in WG  
documents, a "diff" link showing the differences between the version  
immediately before and immediately after the changes should also be  
included in the closing note (see http://www.w3.org/2007/OWL/wiki/ 
index.php?title=Syntax&diff=2107&oldid=2103 for an example).

Regards,
Alan & Ian
Received on Monday, 24 December 2007 18:38:23 GMT

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