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PROPOSAL: Moving from telecons to a more mailinglist/bugzilla-centric working style

From: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 06 May 2014 18:29:25 +0200
Message-ID: <53690DE5.8020300@w3.org>
To: "public-webcrypto@w3.org" <public-webcrypto@w3.org>
Everyone,

    We've noticed that that's lots of activity on the bugzilla and some 
on the mailing list, but we haven't been having as much active 
attendance on the teleconferences. While we would be worried if activity 
had actually gone down, it seems like as activity moves more from the 
design of the spec to the actual implementation, we can move to a more 
efficient working style for making formal decisions.

Yesterday, the Working Group at the telecon approved. RESOLUTION: Switch 
to a working mode that does only ad-hoc calls and a waiting period on 
the mailing list for objections to decisions.

The proposed waiting period was 10 days.

The idea is that the telecons would still take place, but they would 
have to be caused by an actual demand for a meeting due to an issue in 
the spec or an non-completed action. However, Working Group telecons 
would always happen at the *same time* on the same *IRC* channel with 
the same *code* as before, but would only be used to reach consensus via 
formal voting when needed and to verbally discuss difficult issues/bugs.

Other W3C Working Groups do follow a model like this, in particular 
Web-Apps. So we're basically copying the WebApps model. It's documented 
here:

http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/wiki/WorkMode

Are there any objections per se to this change?

If we see activity on the mailing list and bugzilla/implementation slow 
down, then we'll return to a more formal meeting style, but so far, I 
think after Last Call most of the work will be in implementation rather 
than design, and - hopefully! - most troublesome issues will be resolved.

    cheers,
       harry
Received on Tuesday, 6 May 2014 16:29:33 UTC

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