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Re: w3process-ISSUE-171 (Obsolete as Maturity Level): Provide a definition of an Obsolete Recommendation as a Maturity Level [Document life cycle (pre 2014 chapter 7, now chapter 6)]

From: David Singer <singer@mac.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 08:59:45 -0700
Message-id: <57F9DA18-1065-473D-A695-D373A8FDEBDE@mac.com>
To: Revising W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>

> On Aug 7, 2016, at 5:29 , Revising W3C Process Community Group Issue Tracker <sysbot+tracker@w3.org> wrote:
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> w3process-ISSUE-171 (Obsolete as Maturity Level): Provide a definition of an Obsolete Recommendation as a Maturity Level [Document life cycle (pre 2014 chapter 7, now chapter 6)]
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> http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/171
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> Raised by: Charles McCathie Nevile
> On product: Document life cycle (pre 2014 chapter 7, now chapter 6)
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> Raised by Ian Jacobs in review of the draft: https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2016Aug/0018.html
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> I propose the following definition:
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> An Obsolete Recommendation is a specification that W3C does not believe has sufficient market relevance to continue recommending that the community implement it, but does not consider that there are fundamental problems that require the Recommendation be Rescinded. It is possible for an Obsolete Recommendation to receive sufficient market uptake that W3C decides to restore it to Recommendation status. An Obsolete Recommendation has the same status as a W3C Recommendation with regards to W3C Royalty-Free IPR licenses granted under the Patent Policy.
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I would shorten the ending to "has the same status as a W3C Recommendation under the Patent Policy.”

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Dave Singer

singer@mac.com
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