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Re: WHATWG/W3C collaboration proposal

From: <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:51:17 +0300
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Revising W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-Id: <13361416927077@webcorp01g.yandex-team.ru>
20.11.2014, 22:44, "Sam Ruby" <rubys@intertwingly.net>:
> It is not clear to me that the proposal contained on the following page
> requires any W3C Process changes, but I figured you guys would be the
> ones to ask:
>
> http://intertwingly.net/blog/2014/11/20/WHATWG-W3C-Collaboration

No, if you can get people to agree to that there seems nothing in the Process that would prohibit it. And it seems a reasonable way to work if that's what you want to do.

Reflecting a point you made later in the thread, you are effectively relying on the members of webapps (in the specific case) donating their IP, while you allow contributions from WHATWG that can come from anywhere. As I understand their approach there is only a license for contribution to the extent the work is done within the W3C Community Group, and spec-wide commitments are voluntary - i.e. if jo whatwger introduces something in a spec, over which jay citizen has IP, we are only getting coverage if jay is a W3C webapps member, or actively notices and decides to contribute the IP. For the case of URL, this is probably a reasonable approach.

Cheers

Chaals

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