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Call for Consensus (in email) on closing out process 2019, ONE WEEK POLL closing NOV 15th

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:04:21 -0800
Message-id: <ED513937-2682-4D00-B839-30FA48CDA0F8@apple.com>
To: public-w3process@w3.org

Jeff has gently reminded me that I should have held the process call by now, in order to get Process 2019 to vote by the AC (and review by the AB and team). So, since we didn’t have a call this week (mea culpa)…

This is a formal Call for Consensus on 4 questions below. Please respond within 7 days, i.e. by 9am Pacific  on the 15th November.  These need to be binary yes/no or approve/reject responses, please. 

Earlier responses are gratefully received.  Specific concerns, even editorial ones, should be noted in GitHub. (But if you respond to any of these with No, I expect to find somewhere the substantiation of that no, probably as a comment on the Pull Request or filing of a New Issue).

There are four roughly independent questions. We have a current draft, and, I believe that there are 3 Pull Requests that are uncontroversial, and good to incorporate this year. For all of them, if there is any significant objection, I think they can be safely deferred. The other Pull Requests seem to need more work.

Looking at the remaining Issues, I believe that there are no issues that don’t have Pull Requests that are mature enough and urgent enough to address.

The four questions:

1) The existing document at GitHub <https://w3c.github.io/w3process/> represents changes that we had consensus to incorporate. However, we have not established consensus that the resulting document should be sent ahead.  A diff with the current process (including, at the end, a summary of changes) can be seen by using the W3C Diff Service <https://services.w3.org/htmldiff?doc1=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2018%2FProcess-20180201%2F&doc2=https%3A%2F%2Fw3c.github.io%2Fw3process%2F>

Do we have consensus to send at least the current draft <https://w3c.github.io/w3process/> on to the AB, W3M, and then AC for approval?

2) Pull Request: Sets the size of the AB to 9–11 https://github.com/w3c/w3process/pull/224

The current process enlarges the AB from 9 to 11, a size that might be difficult to fill all the time. This softens that change, saying “at least 9 and no more than 11”, and defines how the elections and so on run to manage that. While we’re in this area, it’s convenient to land this at the same time.

Do we have consensus to incorporate PR 224?

3) Pull Request: Clarify what the expectations are for advancing to CR https://github.com/w3c/w3process/pull/214

The phrase "Candidate Recommendations are expected to be acceptable as Recommendations” in the existing process has been found in practice to be confusing and even ambiguous. This pull request tries to clarify that.

Do we have consensus to incorporate PR 214?

4) Pull Request: Clarify maturity requirements for TR updates at the same maturity https://github.com/w3c/w3process/pull/215

This is based on, and depends on, 214, which is expected to be merged first. 

This clarifies that if you update a document already in, say, CR, then the update should meet the CR entry criteria; EXCEPT in the case where you find multiple flaws in a CR, you can update to fix only some of them (even though normally you wouldn’t normally be allowed to enter CR with known flaws), as that’s an improvement.

Do we have consensus to incorporate PR 215?

David Singer
Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 8 November 2018 17:04:47 UTC

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