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Re: Followup to "Supergroups" message to AC Forum

From: Carine Bournez <carine@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:10:59 +0000
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Cc: public-w3process@w3.org
Message-ID: <20160621071059.GL29642@people.w3.org>
On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 10:51:36PM +0200, Daniel Glazman wrote:
> > 
> > They cannot (and must not) produce something that gets under the patent policy without doing so.  Obviously, all groups are free to discuss the future, and so on.
> 
> In pure theory, yes. In practice, we all know this is not how it
> too often goes for new work items appearing during the course of
> a charter. Work almost always start unchartered, happens in the
> mailing-list of the WG, takes WG time during calls and ftfs
> and remains an Editor's Draft the time needed to become "cleaner"
> and is in legal limbos. We'll have some day a big problem...
> 
> In practice again, like it or not, unchartered spec work starts because
> _Members_ cannot and don't want to wait. This is again a question of
> adapting our rules to our practice.

Well, it's not a problem to take on board contributions on a document 
that is not yet published on the Rec track. Staff and chairs must not 
publish a FPWD for a spec that is not on the charter (actually, less than
150 days before the new charter might work, but it would be a patent policy
hack)



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Carine Bournez /// W3C Europe
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