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Re: 2014 Process: WD -> CR difficulties

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:39:17 -0400
Message-ID: <542ED135.40700@gmail.com>
To: Nigel Megitt <nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>, public-w3process <public-w3process@w3.org>
On 10/3/14 12:04 PM, Nigel Megitt wrote:
> Which is a long winded way of saying the process document has to get the
> balance right.

Yes true, and getting the "right balance" is also somewhat subjective.

Instead of the consortium's various ProcDocs being "kitchen sink" type 
docs that appear to have "job security for process wonks" as a primary 
design goal, IMHO, a usable ProcDoc would just be: 1-2 pages that 
describes the various states/stages of the TR process; include links to 
community-based documents that provide guidelines, BPs and such for the 
various actors (Editors, Chairs, Staff, WebMaster) for the various 
states; and presume common sense and good will will prevail if/when 
issues arise.

(FYI, I recommended a major refactoring like this a while ago [1].)

-AB

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2013May/0015.html
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