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Re: Limiting Charter extensions

From: L. David Baron <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2014 11:40:10 -0500
To: chaals@yandex-team.ru
Cc: Wayne Carr <wayne.carr@linux.intel.com>, W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20141221164010.GA9005@crum.dbaron.org>
On Sunday 2014-12-21 13:20 +0300, chaals@yandex-team.ru wrote:
> 21.12.2014, 01:44, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>:
> > And I've certainly seen the rechartering process take a very long
> > time, possibly more than a year for a single rechartering.  Though
> > perhaps it's gotten more lightweight recently.
> The process has never been very heavy. You you write a charter, W3M reviews it, the AC review it, unless there are major objections you publish it. Even the worst case in recent memory - HTML and the license experiment - only took months. And a lot of that time was because instead of just holding the discussion and making decisions, W3C tried to sort out everything in advance so there was no disagreement. So successfully that even the people whose original objection they were trying to satisfy were not satisfied with the result.

The CSS 2010-2011 rechartering took over a year.  Discussion in the
WG started in August of 2010 [1] and the charter was approved in
December of 2011 [2].

The most recent CSS rechartering took only 7.5 months, from November
2013 [3] to July 2014 [4] (though the previous charter originally
expired in September 2013, so maybe that should count as 9 months).


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2010Sep/0001.html
[2] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2011OctDec/0063.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2013Nov/0371.html
[4] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-ac-members/2014JulSep/0001.html

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