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RE: Workshop and meeting requirements

From: Michael Champion (MS OPEN TECH) <Michael.Champion@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 17:41:16 +0000
To: Sylvain Galineau <galineau@adobe.com>
CC: David Singer <singer@mac.com>, "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>
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> . I still can't quite figure out why events 'loosely affiliated with W3C' are a concern for the Process document
I agree. I think we're talking more about advising the team on best practices than talking about revising the process document, but Charles has noted some potential changes to make it easier for people to understand that the process document does not force people to choose between "old-skool bureaucracy" and "do it outside W3C altogether."

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From: Sylvain Galineau [mailto:galineau@adobe.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:38 AM
To: Michael Champion (MS OPEN TECH)
Cc: David Singer; public-w3process@w3.org
Subject: Re: Workshop and meeting requirements

On May 13, 2014, at 10:15 AM, Michael Champion (MS OPEN TECH) <Michael.Champion@microsoft.com> wrote:

> Thanks David, I think this is a good summary.  What I've taken from this discussion is that having not-quite-a-workshop events that are loosely affiliated with W3C can be valuable if that means:
> - W3C (somehow, either the staff or a social mechanism) vets the event to ensure that it is technical rather than marketing/political
> - W3C participants get advance notice via an online calendar, dedicated mailing list, whatever.
> - Organizers commit to publishing some sort of takeaway document - summary, points of consensus and disagreement, action items, etc.
Yes; advance notice and sharing the results are the two main guidelines for such events. I still can't quite figure out why events 'loosely affiliated with W3C' are a concern for the Process document, however. I have seen small subsets of the CSSWG meet outside regularly scheduled f2f meetings, sometimes very productively. While I'd like to remind people to advertise these meetings beforehand and make sure they share the results - e.g. including by using #css for minuting - this seems good charter material, not W3C Process.
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