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From: WBS Mailer on behalf of kimberly@kimberlyblessing.com <webmaster@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 03 Jul 2010 20:25:01 +0000
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The following answers have been successfully submitted to 'Making W3C the
place for new Web standards' (public) for  by .



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About You
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Please check all that apply to let us know about your primary roles with
respect to W3C work.


 * [x] application developer
 * [ ] web designer
 * [ ] browser or other software developer
 * [x] standards professional
 * [ ] current or former incubator group chair
 * [ ] other (see below)

Other role not listed above: 





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W3C as Host for New Work
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Do you think W3C would be an appropriate host for this work? Please use
the comment box for any additional detail, such as why you think W3C would
make an appropriate host, why it would not, what we should change to make
W3C a more interesting option, why you think another organization would be
a better fit, etc.


 * (x) Yes
 * ( ) No

Additional detail: 
If there is some way for the W3C to provide a less-formal structure for
some of this work, it may be an ideal partnership. I think it makes
strategic sense for web-related specifications to live under the same roof.




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Elements of W3C Offering
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Please rank the importance of the following elements for the sort of work
or work environment you want. Use the comment field for other important
elements.

 * Importance of royalty-free patent policy for pre-standards documents: [
6 ++++++ ] 
 * Importance of open document license: [ 6 ++++++ ] 
 * Importance of individual (not organizational) licensing and other
commitments: [ 1 + (lowest) ] 
 * Importance of zero (or nominal) fee to participate: [ 7  +++++++
(highest) ] 
 * Importance of easy transition to the W3C Recommendation Track: [ 5
+++++ ] 
 * Importance of connectivity with significant players in industry,
research, standards, government (while maintaining vendor neutrality): [ 7 
+++++++ (highest) ] 
 * Importance of technical review by broader community: [ 7  +++++++
(highest) ] 
 * Importance of W3C technical staff to help mentor, connect, and
facilitate: [ 6 ++++++ ] 
 * Importance of communications and marketing support from W3C staff: [ 7 
+++++++ (highest) ] 
 * Importance of W3C brand for your customers or audience: [ 7  +++++++
(highest) ] 

Other important components to an offering that would interest you: 





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Meetings and communications
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Please rank the importance of the following meeting and communications
options. A low value means "don't like or want" a high value means "this is
important to the way I work". Please use the comment space for additional
detail or other important meeting and communications options. 

 * Importance of teleconferences: [ 5 +++++ ] 
 * Importance of face-to-face meetings (say, 2-3 annually): [ 6 ++++++ ] 
 * Importance of video conferences: [ 7  +++++++ (highest) ] 
 * Importance of mailing lists (spam-controlled): [ 5 +++++ ] 
 * Importance of irc: [ 2 ++ ] 
 * Importance of chat system(s) other than IRC (details in comment box): [
1 + (lowest) ] 
 * Importance of blog: [ 3 +++ ] 
 * Importance of microblog: [ 3 +++ ] 
 * Importance of wiki: [ 5 +++++ ] 
 * Importance of rss or atom feeds: [ 7  +++++++ (highest) ] 
 * Importance of calendar feeds: [ 3 +++ ] 

Additional detail or other important meeting and communications options: 
The WGs I have been part of have primarily relied on text-based
communications with regular calls and occasional F2F meetings; this only
proved to me that we're rather poor communicators. I strongly believe that
more video/face-to-face communications must be used to build stronger WGs
who trust in one another and can communicate openly and honestly to achieve
results. 




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Additional Infrastructure
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Beyond the communications tools listed above, what infrastructure services
do you expect while doing your work? Please rank the importance of the
following items, and if you have used the W3C infrastructure, let us know
your level of satisfaction.

If there are other important elements of infrastructure not listed here,
please let us know in the comment box below.
* ability to publish on w3.org
   Importance: [ 7  +++++++ (highest) ]  | Satisfaction: [ 2 ++ ]  | 
* issue / action tracking
   Importance: [ 7  +++++++ (highest) ]  | Satisfaction: [ 2 ++ ]  | 
* irc bots for connectivity with bridge, minutes, issue tracker
   Importance: [ 5 +++++ ]  | Satisfaction: [ 7  +++++++ (highest) ]  | 
* version control system (cvs, mercurial)
   Importance: [ 7  +++++++ (highest) ]  | Satisfaction: [ No opinion ]  |

* tool for accepting review comments
   Importance: [ 7  +++++++ (highest) ]  | Satisfaction: [ No opinion ]  |

* tool for managing how review comments have been handled
   Importance: [ 7  +++++++ (highest) ]  | Satisfaction: [ No opinion ]  |

* test harness
   Importance: [ No opinion ]  | Satisfaction: [ No opinion ]  | 

Additional infrastructure: 



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