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Re: [FINAL] 04-April-2002 QA Working Group Teleconference Minutes

From: Mark Skall <mark.skall@nist.gov>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 16:29:00 -0400
Message-Id: <5.0.0.25.2.20020415162807.04eb8a50@mailserver.nist.gov>
To: Jack Morrison <Jack.Morrison@sun.com>, www-qa-wg@w3.org
One correction.  The April 4 teleconference was on a Thursday, not Friday.

At 04:00 PM 4/15/02 -0400, Jack Morrison wrote:
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>FINAL MINUTES
>QA Working Group Teleconference
>Friday, 4-April-2002
>
>Scribe: Jack Morrison
>
>Attendees:
>(KD) Karl Dubost (W3C, WG co-chair)
>(KG) Kirill Gavrylyuk (Microsoft)
>(dd) Dimitris Dimitriadis (Ontologicon)
>  (LH) Lofton Henderson (CGMO - WG co-chair)
>(JM) Jack Morrison (Sun)
>(LR) Lynne Rosenthal (NIST - IG co-chair)
>  (OT) Olivier Thereaux (W3C - systems)
>
>Dave Marston
>
>Regrets:
>(MS) Mark Skall (NIST)
>  (DD) Daniel Dardailler (W3C - IG co-chair)
>  (DH) Dominique Hazael-Massieux (W3C - Webmaster)
>
>Absent:
>(PF) Peter Fawcett (Real Networks)
>  (KH) Katie Haritos-Shea (DOC)
>(AT) Andrew Thackrah (Open Group)
>
>Summary of New Action Items:
>A-2002-04-04-1 - KD - update next week on F2F status
>A-2002-04-04-2 - LH - reserve bridge for next meeting
>A-2002-04-04-3 - OT - Resolve issue of central bibliography in QA 
>Framework: Introduction
>A-2002-04-04-4 - LH - split Issue 49 into two separate issues.
>A-2002-04-04-5 - KG - clarification of conformance section in OG
>A-2002-04-04-6 - dd - provide proposed wording on how external tests are 
>to be accepted by the WG
>
>Previous Telcon Minutes: 
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa-wg/2002Apr/0012.html
>
>Minutes:
>
>Housekeeping Items:
>1. Discussed that those editing the website using Amaya need to be careful 
>about document types as under some circumstances the editor will change 
>the type from Strict to Transitional. Also, the AI list is out of date and 
>needs to be updated (see below).
>2. Discussed adjusting the meeting time to allow Asia and Europe to 
>participate at more reasonable times. Postponed any decision until next 
>week as most members from Europe were unable to attend today.
>3. Karl is working on organizing the next F2F, should have more 
>information next week,
>
>QA Framework Document Schedule:
>
>1. The editors felt they would be able to post the latest drafts this 
>weekend, WG only, including the two new documents.
>2. The original goal was to have the first Technical Report for ALL the 
>documents done by early April, but postponed it by a month. There was some 
>discussion about whether or not we could be ready before the next AC 
>meeting, and we were reminded that we need to meet the pre-AC publication 
>deadline, which as a week or so earlier than the meeting. DD felt the 
>Specification Guidelines (3A) might not be ready, but that the Operational 
>Guidelines (2A) would. It was asked that the editors think about whether 
>Operational Examples and Techniques (2B) could be moved up so the first 
>draft was before the AC deadline.
>
>Issues:
>
>The rest of the meeting dealt with a review of the Issues List.
>
>42 - Where should the Taxonomy document be kept?
>CLOSED - After some discussion it was agreed that for now this could stay 
>as a separate document.
>
>20 - Should the QA WG web page have a central bibliography index to notes 
>and other documents?
>CLOSED - Olivier to resolve.
>
>24 - Appeal process when QA WG rejects a request from WG
>POSTPONED - Was discussed if this needed to be in the QA process 
>documentation. Postponed until Issue 53 is resolved.
>
>33 - Guideline for minimum level of WG commitment to QA
>CLOSED - the table has been revised but level 3 is still the minimum
>
>37 - Coordination of QA work with external entities
>CLOSED - See Chapter 3 of OG
>
>38 - Resolutions of external QA requests
>CLOSED - See Chapter 3 of OG
>
>28 - Test maintenance task force
>CLOSED - See Guideline 8
>
>29 - Should there be a checkpoint about publication of testing results?
>CLOASED - See Guideline 6.7
>
>40 - Test Materials home
>CLOSED - The overlap between documents has been resolved.
>
>17 - Where should conformance test materials reside after a WG disbands?
>CLOSED -
>
>19 - Should each Framework document have a "Glossary" appendix?
>CLOSED - The Introduction explains some terms and points to a QA Glossary. 
>Agreed we would take out the reference, as long as everyone dealt with 
>defining terms when they first used them. Currently this is not in the 
>Specification Guidelines.
>
>57 - Use of RFC2119 in Operational Guidelines
>CLOSED - This was discussed at length, and a number of examples were 
>reviewed. The conclusion was that "Should = Must, unless you have a very 
>good reason why not". Agreed on recommendation "b) Keep using the keywords 
>and specify in the conformance clause that for each subset of checkpoints 
>having the same priority, keywords "MUST", "SHOULD", etc. in the 
>checkpoint text and in the description text must be honored as prescribed 
>in [RFC2119]." Kirill to add clarification to conformance section for next 
>public draft.
>
>39 - Use of Keywords SHOULD, SHALL, etc
>OPEN - Agreed that for the next public draft (after the WG drafts), we 
>must review the guidelines and checkpoints for normative usage.
>
>49 - Should there be a global (W3C-standard) license for use and 
>distribution of test materials?
>CLOSED - Olivier reviewed the DOM test suite license and it was quite 
>restrictive. He is working on rewording it and when done feels we might be 
>able to use it. Lofton to split this issue into two:
>59 - licenses under which external contributions are accepted by WG;
>49 - licenses under which WG provides its test materials to the public;
>Dimitris to provide proposed wording on how external tests are to be 
>accepted by the WG.
>
>Next Telcon:
>
>LH discussed the need for an extra meeting the week of 4/08. It was felt 
>that in order to have documents ready prior to the AC meeting that another 
>a couple of special calls might be needed. The meeting was scheduled for 
>Thursday, 4/11/02 at 2:00EST. The agenda will be to review the 
>Specification Guidelines, using the same baisc format used for the 
>Operational Guidelines checkpoints.
>
>Next Meeting
>Thursday, April 11, 2002
>2PM EST
>
>Meeting adjourned at 3:30PM EST.
>
>
>
>
>
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>FINAL MINUTES
>QA Working Group Teleconference
>
>Friday, 4-April-2002
>
>Scribe: Jack Morrison
>
>Attendees:
>
>(KD) Karl Dubost (W3C, WG co-chair)
>
>(KG) Kirill Gavrylyuk (Microsoft)
>
>(dd) Dimitris Dimitriadis (Ontologicon)
>
>(LH) Lofton Henderson (CGMO - WG co-chair)
>
>(JM) Jack Morrison (Sun)
>
>(LR) Lynne Rosenthal (NIST - IG co-chair)
>
>(OT) Olivier Thereaux (W3C - systems)
>
>Dave Marston
>
>Regrets:
>
>(MS) Mark Skall (NIST)
>
>(DD) Daniel Dardailler (W3C - IG co-chair)
>
>(DH) Dominique Hazael-Massieux (W3C - Webmaster)
>
>Absent:
>
>(PF) Peter Fawcett (Real Networks)
>
>(KH) Katie Haritos-Shea (DOC)
>
>(AT) Andrew Thackrah (Open Group)
>
>Summary of New Action Items:
>
>A-2002-04-04-1 - KD – update next week on F2F status
>
>A-2002-04-04-2 - LH – reserve bridge for next meeting
>
>A-2002-04-04-3 - OT – Resolve issue of central bibliography in QA 
>Framework: Introduction
>
>A-2002-04-04-4 – LH – split Issue 49 into two separate issues.
>
>A-2002-04-04-5 – KG – clarification of conformance section in OG
>
>A-2002-04-04-6 – dd – provide proposed wording on how external tests are 
>to be accepted by the WG
>
>Previous Telcon Minutes: 
>http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa-wg/2002Apr/0012.html
>
>Minutes:
>
>Housekeeping Items:
>    * Discussed that those editing the website using Amaya need to be 
> careful about document types as under some circumstances the editor will 
> change the type from Strict to Transitional. Also, the AI list is out of 
> date and needs to be updated (see below).
>    * Discussed adjusting the meeting time to allow Asia and Europe to 
> participate at more reasonable times. Postponed any decision until next 
> week as most members from Europe were unable to attend today.
>    * Karl is working on organizing the next F2F, should have more 
> information next week,
>QA Framework Document Schedule:
>    * The editors felt they would be able to post the latest drafts this 
> weekend, WG only, including the two new documents.
>    * The original goal was to have the first Technical Report for ALL the 
> documents done by early April, but postponed it by a month. There was 
> some discussion about whether or not we could be ready before the next AC 
> meeting, and we were reminded that we need to meet the pre-AC publication 
> deadline, which as a week or so earlier than the meeting. DD felt the 
> Specification Guidelines (3A) might not be ready, but that the 
> Operational Guidelines (2A) would. It was asked that the editors think 
> about whether Operational Examples and Techniques (2B) could be moved up 
> so the first draft was before the AC deadline.
>Issues:
>
>The rest of the meeting dealt with a review of the Issues List.
>
>42 - Where should the Taxonomy document be kept?
>
>CLOSED - After some discussion it was agreed that for now this could stay 
>as a separate document.
>
>20 - Should the QA WG web page have a central bibliography index to notes 
>and other documents?
>
>CLOSED – Olivier to resolve.
>
>24 - Appeal process when QA WG rejects a request from WG
>
>POSTPONED – Was discussed if this needed to be in the QA process 
>documentation. Postponed until Issue 53 is resolved.
>
>33 - Guideline for minimum level of WG commitment to QA
>
>CLOSED – the table has been revised but level 3 is still the minimum
>
>37 - Coordination of QA work with external entities
>
>CLOSED – See Chapter 3 of OG
>
>38 - Resolutions of external QA requests
>
>CLOSED – See Chapter 3 of OG
>
>28 - Test maintenance task force
>
>CLOSED – See Guideline 8
>
>29 - Should there be a checkpoint about publication of testing results?
>
>CLOASED – See Guideline 6.7
>
>40 - Test Materials home
>
>CLOSED – The overlap between documents has been resolved.
>
>17 - Where should conformance test materials reside after a WG disbands?
>
>CLOSED –
>
>19 - Should each Framework document have a "Glossary" appendix?
>
>CLOSED – The Introduction explains some terms and points to a QA Glossary. 
>Agreed we would take out the reference, as long as everyone dealt with 
>defining terms when they first used them. Currently this is not in the 
>Specification Guidelines.
>
>57 - Use of RFC2119 in Operational Guidelines
>
>CLOSED - This was discussed at length, and a number of examples were 
>reviewed. The conclusion was that "Should = Must, unless you have a very 
>good reason why not". Agreed on recommendation "b) Keep using the keywords 
>and specify in the conformance clause that for each subset of checkpoints 
>having the same priority, keywords "MUST", "SHOULD", etc. in the 
>checkpoint text and in the description text must be honored as prescribed 
>in [RFC2119]." Kirill to add clarification to conformance section for next 
>public draft.
>
>39 - Use of Keywords SHOULD, SHALL, etc
>
>OPEN – Agreed that for the next public draft (after the WG drafts), we 
>must review the guidelines and checkpoints for normative usage.
>
>49 - Should there be a global (W3C-standard) license for use and 
>distribution of test materials?
>
>CLOSED - Olivier reviewed the DOM test suite license and it was quite 
>restrictive. He is working on rewording it and when done feels we might be 
>able to use it. Lofton to split this issue into two:
>
>59 - licenses under which external contributions are accepted by WG;
>
>49 - licenses under which WG provides its test materials to the public;
>
>Dimitris to provide proposed wording on how external tests are to be 
>accepted by the WG.
>
>Next Telcon:
>
>LH discussed the need for an extra meeting the week of 4/08. It was felt 
>that in order to have documents ready prior to the AC meeting that another 
>a couple of special calls might be needed. The meeting was scheduled for 
>Thursday, 4/11/02 at 2:00EST. The agenda will be to review the 
>Specification Guidelines, using the same baisc format used for the 
>Operational Guidelines checkpoints.
>
>Next Meeting
>
>Thursday, April 11, 2002
>
>2PM EST
>
>Meeting adjourned at 3:30PM EST.
>
>
>
>
>
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