Re: Automotive WG charter draft

The most recent WebApps WG Charter has new text on Decision policy[1].  The new Second Screen Presentation WG will also very likely have it in their new charter (that proposed WG is under review).  It's something I expect the AC will look at during reviews for proposed groups.


The new text makes it clear how decisions are made.  It also requires asynchronous decision making.  If a decision is made at a face to face or telecon, there is an opportunity to object by email for a time afterwards and have it reconsidered.  That's important in an organization where we are distributed around the world and where due to time zones and travel everyone can't be at every meeting.  It also helps when English is a second language and more time to carefully read proposals is helpful.

I suggest that be added to the auto charter.

Here is the text from the Web Apps charter[1]:

Decision Policy

As explained in the W3C Process Document (section 3.3<>), this group will seek to make decisions when there is consensus and with due process. The expectation is that typically, an editor or other participant makes an initial proposal, which is then refined in discussion with members of the group and other reviewers, and consensus emerges with little formal voting being required. However, if a decision is necessary for timely progress, but consensus is not achieved after careful consideration of the range of views presented, the Chairs should put a question out for voting within the group (allowing for remote asynchronous participation -- using, for example, email and/or web-based survey techniques) and record a decision, along with any objections. The matter should then be considered resolved unless and until new information becomes available.
Any resolution taken in a face-to-face meeting or teleconference is to be considered provisional until 10 working days after the publication of the resolution in draft minutes sent to the working groups mailing list. If no objections are raised on the mailing list within that time, the resolution will be considered to have consensus as a resolution of the Working Group.
This charter is written in accordance with Section 3.4, Votes<> of the W3C Process Document and includes no voting procedures beyond what the Process Document requires.

Received on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 19:16:59 UTC