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Re: acceptance: how

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 10:42:15 -0600
Message-ID: <47BDA9E7.9010907@w3.org>
To: Dmitry Turin <html60@narod.ru>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Dmitry Turin wrote:
> Good day,
> Could anybody clarify me, how proposals become accepted or not
> accepted by W3C ? Could anybody give me a link to document,
> where this question is described ?

The decision policy in our charter is perhaps the most relevant

"We expect that typically, an editor makes an initial proposal, which is 
refined in discussion with Working Group members and other reviewers, 
and consensus emerges with little formal decision-making."
   -- http://www.w3.org/2007/03/HTML-WG-charter.html#decisions

That's the short version. It goes on to explain exception/escalation
mechanisms, cite the rest of W3C process, etc.

Email is not the ideal way to learn about these social processes.
Lower latency media such as IRC, phone, and face-to-face are
considerably better.

We had a "W3C process Q&A" session at the ftf meeting

and we had an orientation session back in April

Perhaps we should do that more often.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Thursday, 21 February 2008 16:42:19 UTC

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