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Draft Announcement of Process2015 Wide Review

From: Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 20:53:59 +0000
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The draft text of the Review Request letter that is to go to public-w3process@w3.org<mailto:public-w3process@w3.org>, chairs@w3.org<mailto:chairs@w3.org> and ac-member@w3.org<mailto:ac-member@w3.org>. This document is expected to be signed by Jeff for the AB.

Steve Z

Please review the current draft of Process2015 [1] and respond by 31 March. Comments should be sent to public-w3process@w3.org<mailto:public-w3process@w3.org> and may be copied to any list you think relevant to the comment.

On July 31, 2014 we announced [2],
"The AB is re-launching the [Process Document] TF with two tasks: ProcessDoc2015, a short term structural update and the prioritization and processing of the outstanding issues. The short term structural update has three sub-tasks: (1) the removal of "Activities" a step already approved by the AB; (2) splitting the current Process document into three separate documents: an "administrative" document containing introduction/references/table of contents, a document relevant to Members, and a document with information relevant to participants in general that includes the Recommendation process but also things like group decisions, and who can participate under what conditions; and (3) fixing editorial issues that arose with the 2014 Process document and any other issues on which consensus is reached in time to allow at least two rounds of AC review."

This work has been substantially completed so this is the first of the above "two rounds of AC review. " At the request of the editor the document has not been split into three separate documents because that increased the difficulty of maintenance. But, the other projected changes (see below for a list of these) have been made.

We are asking for wide review of this document so that comments can be received and acted upon in time to have an AC Review Document sent to the AC prior to the May 5-7, 2015 AC Meeting. The closing date of March 31 for comments was chosen to allow the TF to complete comment processing in April and prepare the AC Review Draft.  At the time of this message, there is only one open issue, Issue-152 [3] on section 7.7.2 and for this issue there is a note in the document explaining the issue.

Please read the document and send any concerns to public-w3process@w3.org<mailto:public-w3process@w3.org> .

The second task in the July 2014 announcement was to begin work on Process2016 to deal with issues that need more discussion. That work is still in progress.

[1] [temp] https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/AB/raw-file/default/cover.html
[2] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/chairs/2014JulSep/0029.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/community/w3process/track/issues/152

List of Changes
Remove Activities from the Process (as resolved multiple times since 2007)
Remove Good Standing in a Working Group
Remove Coordination groups - ISSUE-129
Loosen constraints on multiple employees of a single member being on TAG - section 2.5.1
Replace "W3C Chair" with "CEO" and preserve instance
that have a clear role such as chairing the AC and AB meetings
Remove section 6.2.7 "Heartbeat" publishing requirement,
in favor of the first requirement of section 7.3.2
Editorial cleanups to Wide Review
               e.g. add liaisons to be considered in wide review
Editorial Changes to 7.7.1 Errata Management - ISSUE-141

A detailed list of resolutions of the TF are in Summary of Resolutions re Process 2015
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