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Re: Proposed changes to the plan

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:15:14 -0700
Cc: public-tracking@w3.org
Message-id: <C2768DFD-F1F9-45D8-A717-56DD2744FD09@apple.com>
To: Matthias Schunter <mts-std@schunter.org> (Intel Corporation)

On Sep 13, 2013, at 4:43 , Matthias Schunter (Intel Corporation) <mts-std@schunter.org> wrote:

> Hi Ninja,
> 
> 
> thanks for the feedback.
> 
> Yes: "no text" (with appropriate argument) is a sound change proposal to resolve an issue.

Similarly, the HTML group had a number of change proposals with a "no change" or "zero change" proposal, i.e. that the text was correct as it stood.

I am not sure whether this is what you mean by "no text" (would "no text" mean a change proposal to delete existing text?).

> 
> What is important that "no text" is documented as one alternative change proposal within the wiki.
> If there is only one change proposal (e.g. an issue only having the "no text" resultion), the chairs may interpret this as this single proposal that has consensus.
> However, if there is some text and "no text" as an alternative, we need to actually jointly decide among those options.
> 
> 
> Regards,
> matthias
> 
> 
> 
> On 13/09/2013 11:54, Ninja Marnau wrote:
>> Hi Matthias,
>> 
>> just a clarification question regarding the "single text rule": I guess
>> it will not be considered a single text, if we have one text proposal
>> and the proposal to not include this text.
>> 
>> Do we specifically need to write it to the mailing list, if we object to
>> include a proposed text and rather have the spec stay silent on the
>> issue? This would mean for each text proposal that silence is considered
>> agreement/consensus to include the text - is this what you are suggesting?
>> 
>> Ninja
>> 
>> Am 13.09.2013 11:30, schrieb Matthias Schunter (Intel Corporation):
>>> Hi Folks,
>>> 
>>> I had some ideas how to further improve the plan by adding the following
>>> rules.
>>> Feedback is welcome!
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> matthias
>>> 
>>> -----------
>>> - Single text rule: If there is only one proposed text/resolution by end
>>> of month, the chairs may pick this text as our consensus for an issue.
>>> 
>>> - Close in writing: Before closing an issue, a reminder (e.g., the batch
>>> closing emails used in the past) is sent to our mailing list.
>>>   (Between this email and the closing, there are at least 14 calendar
>>> days for review)
>>> 
>>> - Each substantial change proposal must point to an open issue it tries
>>> to resolve.
>>> 
>>> - Issues must have one change proposal; issues that have no single
>>> change proposal (or otherwise do not satisfy the requirements put
>>> forward) will be closed
>>>   shortly after October 02.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
> 
> 

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Friday, 13 September 2013 21:15:31 UTC

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