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Re: Timeline for TPE Last Call and Update of Acknowledgements

From: David Wainberg <dwainberg@appnexus.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:05:56 -0400
Message-ID: <533049D4.70700@appnexus.com>
To: Ninja Marnau <ninja@w3.org>, "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Hi Ninja, and WG members,

The WG must give more than 30 days for public comments. Giving only 30 
days would be sending a message that you don't really want feedback.

For companies, especially smaller companies, who will be affected by 
this to give comments, they will have to:

  * first learn of the LC document and the comment period;
  * then read and understand a long and complex document, without the
    benefit of having participated in our discussion for the past two years;
  * then, technical, policy, and legal people will have to work together
    to understand their challenges for implementation or to determine
    areas of the spec that they do not understand;
  * in most cases they will then have to present this understanding to
    executives and get a consensus position for the company; and
  * finally, they then need to prepare this feedback into public comments

For very many companies, this will take in excess of only 4 weeks. It 
can often take a week or two just to find a meeting time that works for 
all required attendees. We cannot expect them to drop their other work 
to turn around comments on this very complex issue in such a short time. 
If we are serious about taking feedback, and this is not merely a pro 
forma exercise, I ask that we please extend the comment period to 90 
days. That is the minimum reasonable amount of time for most smaller 
companies to be able to provide feedback.

Thank you,


On 2014-03-21 8:21 PM, Ninja Marnau wrote:
> Dear WG members,
> we are closing in on TPE Last Call. This does not mean that our work 
> is done but rather that we have a document, which is in a stage, where 
> we, as a Working Group, think we have satisfied the relevant technical 
> requirements and want to present it to the public and ask for 
> technical reviews from stakeholders and experts. [1]
> Thank you all for the great work, your time and patience that you 
> contributed to this document!
> We plan for the Editors, Roy and David, to walk the group through the 
> Last Call ready version of the document on the call on March 26. You 
> will have one more week after this call to ask questions and propose 
> last editorial changes. So please prepare to provide your editorial 
> feedback before the WG call on April 2nd at the latest. Please also 
> keep in mind that editorial changes are only those, for which someone 
> could reasonably expect that making the changes would not invalidate 
> an individual's review or implementation experience.
> From April 3 to April 16 the Co-Chairs will ask the Working Group to 
> make the decision for advancement of the document to Last Call. If 
> there are *substantiated technical objections* against the Last Call 
> advancement, you can raise them during this timeframe by sending an 
> email to the mailing list. We hope to announce the successful 
> advancement to Last Call on April 17.
> The Last Call announcement will be followed by a 30 days period, in 
> which the Working Group asks for external technical reviews (until May 
> 16). These technical reviews will be the basis for our further work on 
> TPE.
> In order to update the document before Last Call I would also like to 
> ask you to review the *acknowledgements* [2]. If you have contributed 
> to TPE but are not listed, please let us know.
> Ninja
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/tr.html#last-call
> [2] 
> http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/drafts/tracking-dnt.html#acknowledgements 
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