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Re: AC should be able to appeal when director makes substantive changes and then approves

From: David Singer <singer@mac.com>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 09:55:06 -0700
Cc: W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-id: <0A035C47-5DB4-4C4D-A5B8-834D19301438@mac.com>
To: Wayne Carr <wayne.carr@linux.intel.com>
I support the idea of removing the rather random mentions of appeal from all over the document, and having a single central definition of when the AC can appeal.

> On May 11, 2016, at 10:59 , Wayne Carr <wayne.carr@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> 
> In the the W3C Process section 7.2, it should say:
> 
> "When Advisory Committee review immediately precedes a decision, Advisory Committee representatives may appeal rejection of the proposal by the Director, and may appeal approval if  there was dissent or if the Director approved substantive changes to the proposal after the review."
> 
> Section 7.1.2 says that one of the options for the Director after AC Review is: "The proposal is approved, possibly with substantive changes integrated. In this case the Director's announcement must include rationale for the decision to advance the document despite the proposal for a substantive change."
> 
> The AC should be able to appeal if what is approved is substantively different than what they reviewed.  Also, the AC should be able to appeal if the Director rejects the proposal.
> 
> (The current wording in that section appears to allow the AC to appeal a Director rejection of a proposal, but only if someone in the AC agreed with the Director about rejecting the proposal and dissented. I think the idea was the director would never reject any proposal because no proposal could ever be made unless the Director agreed ahead of time.  But, we shouldn't count on that always being true and should be able to appeal a rejection.).
> 
> Current text of W3C Process section 7.2:
> [[
> When Advisory Committee review immediately precedes a decision, Advisory Committee representatives may only appeal when there is dissent. These decisions are:
> 	• Publication of a Recommendation or Publication of a Rescinded Recommendation,
> 	• Working or Interest Group creation, substantive modification or extension,
> 	• Changes to the W3C process.
> Advisory Committee representatives may always appeal the following decisions:
> 
> 	• Working or Interest Group extension or closure,
> 	• Call for Implementations, Call for Review of a Proposed Recommendation, Call for Review of an Edited Recommendation, or Proposal to Rescind a Recommendation
> 	• the Director's intention to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with another organization.
> ]]

Dave Singer

singer@mac.com
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