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QA Activity and Future of QA IG

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 15:39:15 -0400
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To: www-qa@w3.org

Dear QA IG,

As you may have read in the minutes[1] of the QA WG at the last F2F  
in Dublin, the QA Activity is closing and the QA WG is finishing as  
well. We produced a certain number of documents that we are in the  
process of publishing this week and next week, I believe (See the  
list below).

QA at W3C
     The in-reach QA will continue at W3C. Inside the W3C, the  
Conformance Manager (myself for now) will push and keep an eye to  
encourage quality among WGs. The culture of Quality has already taken  
off and we see very good work happening in most of the WGs now. The  
Matrix[2] is one of the ways you can see that.

Future of QA IG

     We thought that it was very important to keep a forum where the  
quality could be pursued:
     - Maintenance of W3C QA WG Notes
     - Publication of articles and/or new documents (W3C IG Notes)
     - Discussions of test cases and many other things.

     So we are in the process of asking for a rechartering of the QA  
IG. If accepted, there will a form to invite participation to the QA  
IG. All participants of this list are encouraged to *participate*.  
Efforts will be made to gain a wider participation. Most people of  
the QA WG have expressed interests to participate in a new QA IG with  
a desire to meet at the W3C Technical Plenary.

I'll give more news when things are finally decided.

List of documents.

* QA Primer
     http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/qaframe-primer
     Introduction to the QA Framework at W3C

* The QA Handbook
     http://www.w3.org/TR/qa-handbook/
     How to handle QA inside a WG

* Specifications Guidelines
     http://www.w3.org/TR/qaframe-spec/
     How to write a specification using the conformance clause as a  
tool to make a better specification.

* Variability in Specifications
     http://www.w3.org/TR/spec-variability/
     Topics of Specification Guidelines which are explored in depth.

* Test Case Metadata
     @@to come@@ (at work)
     How to describe test case, what are the fundamental data.


[1] http://www.w3.org/QA/2005/08/f2f-minutes
[2] http://www.w3.org/QA/TheMatrix

-- 
Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager
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