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

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2013 11:37:50 -0500
Cc: Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>, public-w3process <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-Id: <C23BD9DC-82C4-4529-B7E5-75457249AE94@w3.org>
To: Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>

On Oct 3, 2013, at 11:06 AM, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com> wrote:

> On 10/3/13 10:47 AM, ext Ian Jacobs wrote:
>> On Oct 3, 2013, at 9:04 AM, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com> wrote:
>>> On 10/3/13 9:23 AM, ext Ian Jacobs wrote:
>>>> On Oct 3, 2013, at 8:10 AM, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com> 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:
>>>>> [[
>>>>> <http://www.w3.org/community/about/agreements/>
>>>>> * 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."
> OK, so you convinced me all CG Chairs should receive a similar Reminder.

I am working on improving the CG experience. One idea is that when chairs are selected, they receive a welcome message. This message could include or point to this sort of information (e.g., "Getting started" guide).

Would that work for you?


> I created [Action-11] for this.
> -Thanks, AB
> [Action-11] <https://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/actions/11>

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