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DRAFT-4 agenda for the regular Process Call Wednesday 28th August 7am PDT

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:37:01 -0700
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To: W3C Process CG <public-w3process@w3.org>

Webex at <https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/internal-w3process/2019May/0000.html>

IRC is #w3process

Log of prior meeting at <https://www.w3.org/2019/08/14-w3process-minutes.html>


I realize we might not get beyond agenda #3, but…

4 is the 2020 Milestone.  At some point we’ll have to admit we missed the milestone and decide what to do.
5 is new issues; one day we should triage newly arrived issues, and newly updated issues.
6 is stuff we assigned to someone, and at some point we might like to admit we got the wrong victim

1) Assign scribe, etc.,

2) Preparing to present Process status at TPAC (not yet for approval): <https://www.w3.org/2019/09/TPAC/ac-agenda.html>
	An HTML slide template is available (it also serves as its own manual): <https://www.w3.org/2019/Talks/TPAC/Templates/Overview.html#>
	(deadline is Sept 2nd)

Please be prepared to give an overview of each session, and explore any issues/questions you need resolved:
15:00–15:40	Continuous Specification Development Process for W3C (fantasai, Invited Expert; Philippe Le Hégaret, W3C)
	Please give us an overview of the session, and cover:
		• General outline of Continuous spec development presentation
		• Relationship to AC poll on the patent policy
		• Progress on stakeholder check-in

15:40–16:00	Process 2020 including registries (David Singer, Apple)

	It would be good to have a one/two slide summary of what else we’ve done (other than struggle with Evergreen and Registries). [Florian?]
	David to give an update on the offline conversation with Elika and Florian, decide next steps [David].  See <https://www.w3.org/wiki/Registries#Proposed_Process_Text_.E2.80.93_Registries>

16:00–16:20	Director-free operation (Florian Rivoal, Invited Expert)

3) Editorials, and (Other) Pull Requests and Issues tagged Agenda+

3.1) Pull Requests: <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/pulls?q=is%3Aopen+is%3Apr+label%3AAgenda%2B>
— none as of time of writing the agenda
(There are 7 other Pull Requests <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/pulls>)

3.2) Issues: 		<https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues?utf8=✓&q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+label%3AAgenda%2B+>
One is Ever* and the other is editorial, noted below

#271 Does the decision to allow the Evergreen state need to be made in the Charter? <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/271>

3.3) Editorial (same two as last call):
— decide whether to address or close (PLH action):
#262 What does the document status "discontinued" mean? <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/262>

— Chris Wilson assigned at last call:
#141 provide clearer/common wording for transitions to Obsolete/Superseded status <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/141>

(no other editorial updates exist at time of agenda creation):

4) Review of 2020 milestone; who has the action, where are we going, what’s next? Do we expect/hope/intend to finish these in P2020 or should we start slipping them?

4.1) assigned to someone, please be prepared to give any needed updates (briefly), or if you are blocked by something, explain what it is so we can unblock you:

	CR change documentation requirement should be for substantive changes only #307 <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/307>
	TAG appointment should be via IETF style nomcom #230 <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/230>
	Define charter review process to require addressing comments as in CR transitions #182 <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/182>
	Substantive changes undefined for Charter and Process reviews #28 <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/28>
	Add note to Process about flexibility of consensus #296 <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/296>

Wendy, Ralph, Leonie: 
	Enumerate the requirements for wide review #130 <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/130>

	Process supporting "Living Standards"? (Evergreen) #79 <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/79>
	We need a process for handling registries, APIs and other 'enumerations' #168 <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/168>

4.2) unassigned; we should probably admit we missed the milestone:


	Should the process include something about Testing? #157 <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/157>
	define "independent" #167 <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/167>
	process should clarify how Superseded state interacts with other maintenance processes (e.g., new versions, edited/amended recommendations) #183

5) new issues and updates. 

5.1) new since prior check: <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues?utf8=✓&q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+created%3A%3E2019-03-13+>
There are 52; I don’t intend to list them here. 

If we reduce to those not either (a) evergreen or (b) director-free, we have 4: 
#307 is above
#296 is above
#262 is above

#264 Suggesting a change to horizontal reviews in the Process <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/264>
— Leonie suggests we close in favor of #130 Enumerate the requirements for wide review <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/130>

5.2) updated but not any of:
	Process2020 milestone 
	nor Evergreen
	nor director-free <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues?utf8=✓&q=is%3Aopen+is%3Aissue+updated%3A%3E2019-05-22+-milestone%3A%22Process+2020%22+-label%3AEvergreen+-label%3Adirector-free>

There are 6:
#141 and #262 are above

Clarify the voting process #60 <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/60>
	(the famous sentence; we have an inconsistent process document, which I find acutely embarrassing)
We need to consider equal-preference voting #115 <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/115>
	(probably sitting with the AB)

Allow AB to choose its own chair #223 <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/223>
	— propose we leave with the AB for now, and await their instructions

First meeting of a WG allowed too soon #251 <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/251>
	— I think we should summarize the considerations here and ask the AC to comment on this issue; can we find something fair, reasonable, and workable?

6) If we have time, Assigned, but not on the 2020 milestone

#223, #262 above

	#299 Make it clear than any decision can be objected to <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/pull/299>
	#260 Further automating transition requests <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/260>
	#254 [director-free] Gratuitous mentions of the Director <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/pull/254>
	#281 objecting to chair appointments <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/281>
	#299 Make it clear than any decision can be objected to <https://github.com/w3c/w3process/pull/299>

The usual closers:

7) Next meeting. formally Wed Sept 11th

8) Any other business.

David Singer
Manager, Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 23:37:56 UTC

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