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Re: Community TODO: IPR Process for VCWG maintenance work (work item #94)

From: Kim Hamilton <kimdhamilton@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 18:50:03 -0700
Message-ID: <CAFmmOzeEFu_POBDXFLCJpD2UgwsrnT_Pifn_tPNf=mNvfGDG2Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: "W3C Credentials CG (Public List)" <public-credentials@w3.org>, Heather Vescent <heathervescent@gmail.com>
This is useful Ivan, thanks. I am going to add this as a note to the
document so we don't forget.

I wonder if we can/should use this plugin in CCG broadly (i.e. other
repos), but instead of checking VCWG membership, we check CCG membership.

On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 3:10 AM Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:

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> On 23 Jun 2020, 19:53 +0200, Heather Vescent <heathervescent@gmail.com>,
> wrote:
>
> WHAT IS IT?
>
> This is basically the IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) process which
> covers Verified Credentials (VC) spec maintenance for VCWG (Verified
> Credentials Working Group). The VCWG finished the 1.0 spec and is now only
> responsible for maintenance. Any new changes to the VC spec should come
> through the CCG as a PR (pull-request), which will then be sent to the
> VCWG. Then the PR will be reviewed by the VCWG for IPR requirements and if
> passes be added as a maintenance change.
>
>
> Thank you to Manu and Dan B. for this draft.
>
>
> - Link to the document:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zpmxkY0mefzZf47GXNM0qC83lBEhyaRSBmf4NJpaa6M/edit
>
>
> I have provided some replies to the comments in that document.
>
> One more practical note that is worth noting (for those who have not yet
> participated similar activities). If anyone makes a PR to the repository
> (ie, a proposed change on the Model specification) then an add-on to github
> will automatically do an IPR check.  If the submitter is an official member
> of the VC Working Group, then the system will recognize this and the
> submission will be accepted as part of the IPR disclosure mechanism in
> place for the Working Group participants. Otherwise, the PR will be
> temporarily blocked and the submitter will be asked to make some IPR
> declaration (the modalities will depend on whether he/she represents a W3C
> Member organization or not).
>
> The check can be shortcut (essentially switched off) by the WG’s staff
> contact (ie, yours truly) if the PR is non-substantial, meaning that it
> does not affect any normative statement (which is something the document
> editors should tell me, it is not my decision).
>
> To avoid complications, two good practice steps:
>
>    - The submitter should have his/her W3C account “bound” to the github
>    account (go to [1], and look for ‘connected accounts’ on the left column).
>    It is a good idea for everyone to just make that connection once and for
>    all (and forget about it:-)
>    - The best is if substantial PR-s are submitted by genuine WG
>    members...
>
>
> [1] https://www.w3.org/users/myprofile
>
> - Link to CCG work item (github):
> https://github.com/w3c-ccg/community/issues/94
>
>
>
> SCHEDULE & DEADLINES: June/July 2020
>
> 6/23-7/7: Comment period via Google Docs
>
> 7/14: CCG discussion of comments at CCG meeting
>
> 7/21: Target for completion & acceptance
>
>
>
> YOUR MISSION (aka your TODO)
>
> 1. Review & comment on the CCG VCWG Process:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zpmxkY0mefzZf47GXNM0qC83lBEhyaRSBmf4NJpaa6M/edit
>
> 2. Attend the meeting on 7/14
>
> 3. Celebrate when we agree & close the work item!
>
>
>
> WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
>
> If you are reading this and you are interested, please participate. If
> this isn't relevant to you, no need to participate.
>
>
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