Fw: Decision: Call for Consensus (CfC): Set up moderated public subscription to ARIA working list,

After list clarifications there are no objections and so we going adopt
this policy.

Thank you for your feedback to this CFC.


Rich Schwerdtfeger
----- Forwarded by Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM on 12/14/2015 10:23 AM

From:	Richard Schwerdtfeger/Austin/IBM@IBMUS
To:	public-aria-admin@w3.org
Cc:	janina@rednote.net, cooper@w3.org
Date:	12/03/2015 01:31 PM
Subject:	48-hour Call for Consensus (CfC): Set up moderated public
            subscription to  ARIA working list,

The ARIA WG discussed in today's teleconference the configuration of the
working list public-aria@w3.org:


There are requests from the public to be able to subscribe to this list.
In the past we have used the wai-xtech list as an open discussion forum
but the group desires to consolidate its discussions. On the other hand,
posts from people who are not participants in the group could
potentially present problems with respect to the patent policy
commitments that participants in the group have made. Participants in
the group also commit to exercise technical competence in one's role,
the ability to act fairly, and social competence in one's role, and if
people join the list without those commitments we could have problems
maintaining a productive discussion. Yet the group would like to be able
to enable input from a wider base than the Working Group itself.

The resolution of the teleconference was to adopt a policy that public
subscription to the list will be allowed, but it will be carried out via
a manual process, rather than automatic self-subscribe. A request to
subscribe would be directed to the staff contact, who would reply with a
short set of commitments asked of list subscribers, and upon receiving
an affirmative reply, would subscribe the person. This would allow
public subscription while allowing us to document equal commitments
between Working Group participants and other list subscribers.


According to the ARIA WG Decision Policy [1], this CfC is now open for
objection, comment, as well as statements of support via email. Silence
will be interpreted as support, though messages of support are certainly

If you object to any part of this proposed action, or have comments
concerning this proposal, please respond by replying on list to this
message no later than 23:59 (Midnight) Boston Time, Tuesday 8 December

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/ARIA/decision-policy


Rich Schwerdtfeger

Received on Monday, 14 December 2015 16:28:00 UTC