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RE: w3process-ISSUE-158 (New or continued WG?): Does rechartering extinguish a WG or continue it? [Process Document]

From: Léonie Watson <lwatson@paciellogroup.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2015 09:20:40 -0000
To: "'Revising W3C Process Community Group'" <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-ID: <013001d046a5$2c1ed270$845c7750$@paciellogroup.com>
> w3process-ISSUE-158 (New or continued WG?): Does rechartering extinguish
> a WG or continue it? [Process Document]
> http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/158
> 
> Raised by: Charles McCathie Nevile
> On product: Process Document
> 
> Sections 6.2.4 and 6.2.5 <https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/AB/raw-
> file/default/cover.html#cfp> describe the process of extending charters.
> 
> It is unclear whether a Working Group that is rechartered is the same
> Working Group, or a different one - which has an impact on how the Patent
> Policy works, since commitments are to things produced by a particular
> Working Group.
> 
> We can clarify that a Working Group whose charter is revised is the same, or
> a different Working Group. It is probably worth asking the AC to express a
> preference one way or another before we decide it here.

A recharter seems to imply the continuation of an existing thing, as opposed to the formation of a new thing. What are the criteria for making that choice within W3C in the first place?

Léonie.

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