W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-w3process@w3.org > December 2014

Re: Limiting Charter extensions

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:45:05 -0800
Cc: W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-id: <4CD08053-7046-4839-ABDE-05134A21C253@apple.com>
To: Wayne Carr <wayne.carr@linux.intel.com>
I get your intent, but I would be gentler, I think

* require charter extensions to state how long the current charter has been and will be in effect (if this extension is approved), and how many times it will have extended without review
* permit any AC Rep to indicate that they think charter changes are needed and therefore trigger a full review instead of extension (i.e. any objection to extension moves it to charter revision and review)


> On Dec 18, 2014, at 10:09 , Wayne Carr <wayne.carr@linux.intel.com> wrote:
> 
> In the current Process, WGs/IGs can be extended by the Director over and over as long as there are no substantive modifications to the Charter.   The membership should have the opportunity to review whether a group should continue or change its scope or deliverables (or to terminate).  Members can appeal the Director's decision to extend and have an AC vote on it, but it would be better to limit the total extension.
> 
> I didn't put it in this proposal, but i also think it would be good to limit charters to 2 years so we get the chance to look at where the WG is headed at least every 2 1/2 years (if a 6 month extension happens). 
> 
> Current (from the draft process doc)[1] 
> [[
> 6.2.5 Working Group and Interest Group Charter Extension
> 
> To extend a Working Group or Interest Group charter with no other substantive modifications, the Director announces the extension to the Advisory Committee. The announcement MUST indicate the new duration. The announcement MUST also include rationale for the extension, a reference to the charter, the name(s) of the group's Chair(s), the name of the Team Contact, and instructions for joining the group.
> ]]
> 
> Proposed
> 
> [[
> 6.2.5 Working Group and Interest Group Charter Extension
> 
> To extend a Working Group or Interest Group charter with no other substantive modifications, the Director announces the extension to the Advisory Committee. The announcement MUST indicate the new duration. The announcement MUST also include rationale for the extension, a reference to the charter, the name(s) of the group's Chair(s), the name of the Team Contact, and instructions for joining the group.  Charters may not be extended more than 6 months after the original termination date.
> ]]
> 
> [1] https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/AB/raw-file/default/cover.html#charter-extension

David Singer
Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 18 December 2014 19:45:34 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 17 January 2020 17:51:25 UTC