Re: What about CGs? re Reminder of Patent Policy for Non-member Contributions

On Oct 3, 2013, at 9:04 AM, Arthur Barstow <> wrote:

> On 10/3/13 9:23 AM, ext Ian Jacobs wrote:
>> On Oct 3, 2013, at 8:10 AM, Arthur Barstow <> wrote:
>> it is by design that CGs do not set expectations for airtight record-keeping, just good enough record keeping.
> It seems like what you say above contradicts with this requirement:

>>> [[
>>> <>
>>> * the history of Contributions (as defined under the CLA)mustbe
>>>   archived permanently on the W3C Web site.
>>> ]]

We want to be able to track the source of contributions. We also recognized when we drafted the policy that the cost of tracking word levels to a perfect granularity would be very high. Therefore we are relying on groups archiving their work, and when needed, we will scour it to find the source of contributions.

> Who is responsible for making sure this requirement is met?

The Chair [1]:

 "Each Community Group must have at least one Chair who is responsible for ensuring the group fulfills the requirements of this document as well as the groupís operational agreements."


Ian Jacobs <>
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Received on Thursday, 3 October 2013 14:47:43 UTC