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[Bug 10524] Please clarify procedure and recourse for non-working group members when they are unsatisfied with a bug resolution

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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 17:58:54 +0000
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--- Comment #11 from Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>  2010-09-13 17:58:53 ---
(In reply to comment #9)

Hi Sam,

> The only trend here is that Laura files a
> bug, participates constructively in its resolution, and results are 
> being posted.

Thanks to Maciej for calling the working group's attention [1] to the new
Discussion Guidelines [2]. I hope group benefits from them. 

But I don't see how the Discussion Guidelines helps to directly solve this bug.
The new Discussion Guidelines are ancillary to this bug.

This bug is about clarifying procedure and recourse for non-working group
members to follow when they are unsatisfied with a bug resolution. There will
be more that one person wanting to know the answer to the following questions: 

* What is the proper procedure for non-members to follow if they are
unsatisfied with a bug resolution? 
* How does the procedure for non-members differ from members?
* Are non-members allowed to write change proposals? 
* Are non-members required to join the working group for their proposal to be

The decision policy does state: 

1. "A commentor without tracker access should apply the TrackerRequest keyword,
and should suggest a title and text for the tracker issue. Team contacts or
other volunteers with access will move TrackerRequest issues into the tracker." 

2. "Complete Change Proposals should be recorded somewhere in W3C space (wiki,
dev.w3.org, archived mailing list) and the Working Group should be notified by
email. If the author of the Change Proposal is not a member of the Working
Group, then he or she should agree to the W3C Patent Policy and grant a
non-exclusive copyright assignment as required for invited experts."

Number two should be explained step-by-step if non-members are indeed allowed
to write Change Proposals. Some things that are unclear (there are probably

* Where should non-member record their change proposal if they don't have
access to the wiki or dev.w3.org.? Which is the preferred list to send the CP?
* How does a non-member agree to the W3C Patent Policy? Is there another form
that they can complete?


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2010Sep/0136.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/DiscussionGuidelines

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