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Re: HTML Working Group Decision Policy - for discussion

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2009 03:06:04 -0700
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <F44F8812-E7D5-467C-8498-5E38EF4493A0@apple.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>

On Oct 7, 2009, at 2:04 AM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> Sam, Paul and I have discussed decision policy for the HTML Working  
> Group at some length. We'd like it to be very clear what Working  
> Group contributors are expected to do to pursue an issue. And we  
> would like it to be clear in turn how we will act on that input. We  
> have a proposal ready for discussion, with a combination of ideas  
> from Sam's experience chairing the IETF Atom Working Ggroup, Paul's  
> experience chairing the W3C XQuery Working Group, and my experience  
> participating as a non-chair in various Working Groups. Much of what  
> is in this document is based on methods that we're already practicing.
> Right now, we're putting this document our for discussion. It's very  
> important for Working Group members to read this document and give  
> questions or comments. Once we settle on a policy, we're going to  
> follow the procedures outlined and will expect Working Group members  
> to be the same. So now is a great time to ask about things that are  
> unclear, or suggest improvements.
> At the very least, I recommend reading the introduction, and looking  
> at the flowcharts and tables.
> One important new concept in this policy document is the idea of a  
> Change Proposal. To move forward on Tracker Issues, we will expect  
> Working Group members to write up proposals with a few required  
> content fields. If you are interested in advancing the progress of  
> Tracker Issues, please read over the description of a Change Proposal.
> The policy document can be found here: http://dev.w3.org/html5/decision-policy/decision-policy.html
> Regards,
> Maciej

Minor correction to the introductory material: Sam was Secretary, not  
Chair, and the proper name of the Working Group was "Atom Publishing  
Format and Protocol WG", or "atompub" for short. I regret the error.

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