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Re: Fwd: New Process Draft

From: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:38:29 -0400
Message-ID: <553FA975.3060809@w3.org>
To: Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>
CC: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>, "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>
Steve,

Thanks.

You were also going to reference that we will discuss at the AC meeting.

Ralph will try to prepare the final document for review, today.

Jeff

On 4/28/2015 11:27 AM, Stephen Zilles wrote:
>
> Jeff,
>
> Based on the memo that announced the AC Review of Proposed Process 
> 2014, I would suggest the following:
>
> [Note that three replacements need to be done: URL for date space 
> version of Proposed Process Document, URL for WBS and date when Review 
> ends, four weeks after announcement.]
>
> =====================
>
> Dear Advisory Committee representative,
>
> On behalf of the Advisory Board, I am pleased to announce the 
> advancement of the 6 May 2014 version of the Process Document to 
> "Proposed Process Document" status:
>
> [URL for Process 2015 document in “date space”]
>
> A prior draft of this document was sent to the AC for a “Last Call” 
> Review in March
>
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2015JanMar/0044.html
>
> This review led to one Formal Objection
>
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2015Mar/att-0101/00-part
>
> which concerned item 2.c in the Summary of Changes below. A proposal 
> was made to attempt to resolve the objection, but it did not achieve 
> consensus either, so the document is being balloted with the “Last 
> Call” text in place.
>
> See below for a Summary of Major Changes in Proposed Process 2015
>
> Please review the document and indicate whether you endorse the 
> proposal as the operative Process Document, or object to its 
> advancement, via this form:
>
> [URL for WBS form for the Review]
>
> The deadline for responses is 23:59, Boston time on [date 4 weeks from 
> announcement date]. There will be an opportunity to discuss these 
> changes and ask questions at the AC Meeting in Paris on 6 May.
>
> https://www.w3.org/Member/Meeting/2015ac/May/Agenda#Day1
>
> If approved, this Process will take the place of of Process 2014 which 
> is on a transition plan from Process 2005. That plan still has 
> approximately one year to run.
>
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2014JulSep/0016.html
>
> Thank you for your reviews of these documents.
>
> For Jeff Jaffe, CEO and Chair of the Advisory Board;
>
> Coralie Mercier, Acting Head of W3C Communications
>
> Summary of Major Changes
>
> This version of the Process Document was undertaken to make a number 
> of structural revisions and to make whatever other changes reached 
> consensus in the same time frame.
>
> 1.Structural Revisions
>
> a.Removed the Activities chapter and all references to it
>
> b.Removed “Good Standing”
>
> c.Removed Coordination Groups
>
> 2.Other major changes
>
> a.Removed the redundant section 6.2.7 on “Heartbeat Requirements” 
> already covered in section 7.3.2
>
> b.Replaced W3C Chair and COO with CEO throughout the document
>
> c.Allowed an organization with a TAG member that hires another TAG 
> member to have more than one  TAG participant up to the next regular 
> TAG election.
>
> d.Updated the language for section 7.7.1 Errata Management to 
> encourage groups to be responsive in maintaining their specifications 
> and relaxed the requirements on how proposed corrections are 
> documented to allow more agile and useful updates to them.
>
> e.Added a procedure for Resignation from a Working Group
>
> f.Replaced a Process specified default channel for AC Review comments 
> with a requirement that the Call for Review must specify the default 
> channel.
>
> g.Horizontal Working Groups are specifically called out with respect 
> to charter dependencies and Wide Review.
>
> h.Restored the right of a Working Group to re-publish an Edited 
> Recommendation in which all changes are editorial and tightened the 
> definition of Editorial Change.
>
> 3.Editorial changes
>
> a.Clarified the language used in section 7.2.3.1 Wide Review
>
> b.All sections above Section 5 (Activities, removed) have been renumbered.
>
> For a more complete list of changes, see section 14 of the Proposed 
> Process Document.
>
> For the set of changes made since the “Last Call” Review see
>
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2015Apr/0114.html
>
> =========================
>
> Steve Zilles
>
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