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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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--- Comment #12 from Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>  2010-09-13 18:08:02 ---
(In reply to comment #10)
> (In reply to comment #9)
> 
> > First, the rules have not changed, they simply have been published[3].
> > 
> > Second, nobody has been singled out.  In my 1.75 years as co-chair, I can
> > attest to the fact that there are plenty of people who have been counseled on
> > their participation.  And, no, I have no intention of "outing" them.
> > 
> > And, finally, yes -- they are barriers to participation.  People who
> > consistently can not follow these simple rules are not welcome to participate
> > in this effort.  Period. 
> > 
> > - Sam Ruby
> 
> Fine.
> 
> Does the Decision Process not say non-members can file a change proposal?

It does not state that.  In fact, it states the opposite, and gives some, but
not all, of the conditions for doing so.  I doubt that the conditions can ever
be enumerated exhaustively, but for now feel free to treat as a working
assumption that agreeing to the W3C Patent Policy and granting a non-exclusive
copyright assignment and agreeing to the DiscussionGuidelines are a minimum set
of requirements.  

> Is there a rule, in the HTML WG or the W3C that states a person can only join
> in a probationary state?

It is my hope that the DiscussionGuidelines clarify this.  Everybody is on
probation.  Those that consistently can not follow these guidelines are not
welcome here.

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