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RE: Seeking additional support for draft "caution" statement re: lack of charter

From: Josh Soref <jsoref@rim.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2013 16:30:47 +0000
To: w3 public-council <public-council@w3.org>
Message-ID: <957F1ECDA90E004B8DBDE23CFC94E3A33A5F2265@XMB101ACNC.rim.net>
Ian wrote:
> I'm not sure that's an improvement. Imagine someone says:
>  "Here's my charter:
>    Charter: Do cool Web stuff!"
> There, I have a charter!
> What we really mean is "There is no charter that meets our expectations."

Ah, that isn't what you wrote, and it certainly isn't what I read. Although I agree it is something we're trying to avoid.

"Caution: This group does not have a published Charter describing
important aspects of its operations, such as scope, deliverables, and 
decision making process. Community Group process imposes little 
structure on how the Chair manages a group.  As a result, without such a 
Charter, it may be unclear how the group operates (e.g., the Chair 
could change how the group operates without notice).  W3C strongly 
encourages groups to operate under a published Charter covering such elements. "

Changes `describing`, and a few sprinkles of `such`.

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