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Re: Renewing Working Groups, a proposal

From: Carine Bournez <carine@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 07:46:50 +0000
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: chaals@yandex-team.ru, Revising W3C Process Community Group <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20150603074650.GF12753@people.w3.org>

Hi,

On Tue, Jun 02, 2015 at 09:46:01AM -0700, David Singer wrote:
> 
> A group operates under charter A and produces Working Drafts for which the members have Exclusion Opportunities.
> 
> The charter expires, and a new charter B is written which documents continuing work on those documents is in scope.

When you say 'new charter B', you mean the WG name is changed from WG A to WG B?


> Now, W3C Member Q, who was not a member of the WG under charter A, joins the WG under charter B, before that WG has produced any new Working Drafts.
> Does Q have an exclusion opportunity for the WDs produced under Charter A, and hence an agreement to license, or not?

Upon joining a WG, a member has obligations wrt published items. If nothing
is published yet in that WG, there is no obligation yet. So if charters A and
B are for the same group, then everything published under charter A is covered
by patent commitment (possibly exclusion).

If charters A and B are for different groups (i.e. deliverable transferred 
from group A to group B), then the exclusion opportunity is similar to a FPWD
as soon as group B publishes the document again.
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