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For information: Proposed W3C Process 2018 (Call for W3C Advisory Committee Review)

From: Coralie Mercier <coralie@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2017 11:49:27 +0100
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Dear Members of the Revising the W3C Process Community Group,

We circulated a draft W3C Process 2018 for comments on 27 September 2017:

Today the W3C Advisory Committee representatives received a call for review of the 2 November 2017 version of the Process Document, proposed to advance to "Proposed 2018 Process Document" status:

See also the diff document showing changes from Process 2017:

Comments should be entered into the public issue tracker:
If you are unable to do this you may send them in email to public-w3process@w3.org (publicly archived).

For Jeff Jaffe, Chair, W3C Advisory Board,
Charles McCathie Nevile, Editor, W3C Process Document,
David Singer, Chair, Revising W3C Process Community Group;
Coralie Mercier, Head of W3C Marketing & Communications

Here are the substantial changes since the 1 March 2017 Process Document:

Section 2.3.1
The AB has a team contact

Section 2.4.1
Tim Berners-Lee is a Life Member of the TAG.
The TAG chair must be one of the participants
The TAG has Six AC-elected members instead of 5
The TAG has a team contact

Section 2.5
Seats on the AB or TAG cannot be delegated to a proxy

Section 2.5.3
AB and TAG seats are vacated if the Director removes a participant, instead of if the chair asks them to resign
Clarify that a special election can begin if a candidate resigns as of some future date, rather than waiting for that resignation to take effect.

Section 3.1
Participants in W3C activity are required to abide by the terms and spirit of the CEPC
The Director can suspend or remove a participant from any Group or activity for failure to meet participation criteria.

Section 5.2.3
Members can require a 60-day minimum between Call for Review of a Charter that continues work on an existing WD and the Call for Participation for the group.

Section 5.2.6
Charters must include documentation of any voting procedures additional to those defined in Section 3.4 Voting.

Section 6.4.1
All changes to Candidate Recommendations need Director's approval.

Section 6.7.2
W3C can produce an Amended Recommendation to update a Recommendation, without adding new features analogous to the way a Working Group produces an Edited Recommendation.

Section 6.9
A Recommendation can be declared superseded as well as obsolete.

Section 7.2
Clarify that in the event of an Advisory Committee appeal, a Director's decision can be overtuned by more votes for than against

Section 9
Definition of MoU and conditions for approval.

Coralie Mercier  -  W3C Marketing & Communications -  https://www.w3.org
mailto:coralie@w3.org +337 810 795 22 https://www.w3.org/People/CMercier/
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