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Re: Charter

From: Richard Cyganiak <richard@cyganiak.de>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:44:39 +0100
Cc: public-sparql-12@w3.org
Message-Id: <5E6E7934-6E06-4371-9B91-351B16AF5DA0@cyganiak.de>
To: Jerven Bolleman <jerven.bolleman@sib.swiss>
There is a section “Work Limited to Charter Scope” that seems to be a copy-paste leftover from the template that the charter is based on. The links in the section still point to the template.

The section also says “The group will not publish Specifications on topics other than those listed under Specifications above.” Above, we find: “No Specifications will be produced under the current charter.” That’s very roundabout.

But further down under “Decision Process”, we find: “[…] a goal of letting implementation experience inform which spec is ultimately chosen by the group to move ahead with.” So, the group is somehow involved with specifications after all?

The section “Decision Process” says “Groups are free to decide how to make decisions” and goes on to list several possible processes for making decisions. If the group is to be able to make decisions, then one of the options will have to be chosen. How is that choice going to be made?

Richard




> On 16 Apr 2019, at 11:21, Jerven Bolleman <jerven.bolleman@sib.swiss> wrote:
> 
> Hi All,
> 
> As chairs, we would like to have a charter in place soon.
> 
> We will open an issue for voting on the charter as proposed on github[1], on the 22th of April 2019 and voting will last till 2nd of May 2019 23:59 UTC.
> 
> You can record your vote for accept with a thumbs up, or reject with a thumbs down. Any other "reaction/emotion" will be ignored. (Click on the +smiley face to show the thumbs up/down)
> 
> We will announce the vote issue on this mailing lists once it is opened.
> 
> This will be an issue only to record voting, not for comments.
> Campaigning for or against should be done outside the voting issue.
> 
> We do wish to remind everyone that considering this only a Community Group changing the charter is not hard if it is needed. Yet, considering people went through legal with the current proposed one we don't want to make their lives difficult with changes right now.
> 
> If anyone has issues voting on github you should let us know.
> 
> Regards,
> Jerven and Andy
> 
> [1] Specifically the file  docs/charter.html at commit 151e96ef942dc2a2c297b63caafbafe385af9f39
> 
> https://github.com/w3c/sparql-12/blob/151e96ef942dc2a2c297b63caafbafe385af9f39/docs/charter.html
> 
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