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Re: Request for CCG Chair Intervention in CCG Process

From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 21:03:51 -0400
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Message-ID: <450b12bf-4302-fe7d-55c3-970c850af837@digitalbazaar.com>
On 8/19/21 12:43 PM, Heather Vescent wrote:
> 2) The work item escalation processes is first to raise objections to the
> work item spec editors (in this case: Manu Sporny, Markus Sabadello, Mike
> Varley, Orie Steele, Mahmoud Alkhraishi). If this does not result in a
> resolution or there is a principled objection, the escalation can be
> brought to the CCG Chairs.

Clarifying question #1:

If there is consensus among the Editors, are the Editors empowered to record a
decision where there is dissent?

https://www.w3.org/2020/Process-20200915/#managing-dissent

Clearly, any decision recorded with dissent will almost certainly be escalated
to the CCG Chairs for a final decision.

Clarifying question #2:

If the person organizing the call isn't an Editor, do they have any ability to
determine consensus, manage dissent, or record a decision where there is dissent?

In other words, are Editors the only people empowered to run calls now and
record RESOLUTIONs in a work item group?

If the answer is "yes", then what happens to all of the past resolutions
recorded by non-Editors?

If the answer is "no", then is an Organizer chosen by the work item group
empowered to run calls and record RESOLUTIONs in a work item group?

Clarifying question #3:

Are people allowed to bypass the discussion process in a Work Item Group and
go directly to the Chairs for a decision. Adrian and Orie's recent requests
seem to be doing this (setting a dangerous precedent -- an appeal to authority
that bypasses the consensus process in the work item group).

-- manu

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