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Toward process changes that actually move the Web Forward [Was: Re: An update on Suggested response to ...]

From: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:54:06 -0400
Message-ID: <552FA2DE.3080006@gmail.com>
To: public-w3process@w3.org
On 4/15/15 12:23 PM, Jeff Jaffe wrote:
> We have run out of time in Process2015 (unless we don't want to do a 
> rev this year).

If the changes section of Draft PD-2015 [1] is reasonably accurate, it 
appears PD-2015 as crafted in [1] is just minor Editorial changes such 
as removing old sub-processes that are no longer used/effective (e.g. 
Coordination Groups, Good Standing, Activities). I didn't notice any 
change that addresses issues that are actually blocking WGs and/or the 
consortium from making forward progress.

Rather than try to meet some arbitrary publishing deadline constraint 
created a year or so ago, it seems like it would be useful to leverage 
the results from similar past failures - to publish on Qn of YYYY just 
"because we said we would" - and to actually address the `harder` issues 
people do care about. It seems quite dismissive if not anti-social to 
effectively tell Daniel "no, you'll have to wait YA year before we 
properly address TAG voting process" when issues like the composition of 
the TAG and AB and their related process (like voting) have been well 
documented for many years.

So yes, my recommendation is to park this Draft for "a while" and to 
take on some of the `harder` issues that people have raised (from a 
quick scan of [2][3], 104, 107, 127, 133, 142, 149, 156, 158, ...).

-Thanks, AB

[1] <https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/AB/raw-file/default/cover.html#changes>
[2] <http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/open>
[3] <http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/raised>
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