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Announcing "The QA Handbook"

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 09:12:34 -0600
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20040511084304.02303be8@rockynet.com>
To: www-qa@w3.org

Hello QA Interest Group --

Here are the first fruits of a totally redesigned, lightweight QA Framework 
(QAF):  the First Public Working Draft of "The QA Handbook" [1].

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-qa-framework-20040510/

The QA Handbook is a non-normative collection of principles and good 
practices about mostly operational, resource, logistical, and legal QA 
topics.   Its target audience is mainly WG chairs and staff contacts.  It 
replaces and supersedes the former QAF: Introduction and QAF: Operational 
Guidelines.

Please tell us what you think of it.  We'd be happy to have your feedback 
before about 12th June, so that we can discuss it at our next face-to-face 
meeting in mid-June.

Stay tuned for the first publication of lightweight versions of 
Specification Guidelines (in about 2 weeks) and Test Guidelines (tbd).

If you're interested, here is a little more background and explanation of 
"QAF Lite".  The QA Working Group resolved to redesign the QA Framework for 
simplicity, clarity, usefulness, and usability.  There will be fewer 
documents, they will be smaller and simpler, less authoritarian, and well 
synchronized with each other (before Last Call).  For more detail, 
see:  TP2004 f2f minutes [2], TP2004 presentation [3], previous QAIG 
announcement [4], and W3C Chairs announcement (member-only) [5].

Regards,
Lofton Henderson
(for QAWG)

[2] http://www.w3.org/QA/2004/03/f2f-minutes#minutes-1pm
[3] http://www.w3.org/2004/Talks/tp2004-test-pc/
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa/2004Mar/0027.html
[5] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/chairs/2004JanMar/0100.html
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