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Re: Evergreen Formal Objection handling (ESFO)

From: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:33:36 -0400
To: Philippe Le Hégaret <plh@w3.org>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>
Cc: W3C Process CG <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9ea0bb2e-4f54-acec-11f4-6304eaf38ffa@w3.org>

On 3/14/2019 11:05 AM, Philippe Le Hégaret wrote:
> Here is my iteration on this, attempting to simplify David's proposal:
> [[
> * must document unresolved formal objections in the document header 
> and relevant parts of the spec.
> * must ensure Director review of all pending formal objections before 
> 24 months have elapsed.
> * must reflect resolved formal objections in the spec, in particular 
> adjusting the document if the objection was subtained.

s/subtained/sustained/

You left out the situation (presumably as a simplification) that the WG 
does not want to adjust the document.  Are we saying that the WG does 
not have the choice to continue to disagree and reduce their status to a 
PD or Note?

>
> EdNote: An alternative idea for FOs is to emphasize the role of the 
> Chair in case of FO, ie the Chair should be more responsible for 
> maintaining consensus.
> ]]
>
> 2 implications are:
> * one cannot publish if it doesn't reflect the Director's decision on 
> FOs;
> * FO marking may be removed once the FO is resolved;
> * it does require that the relevant parts do note the FOs and not the 
> document header (this is a change from David's proposal);
>
> I didn't touch the 24 months bits for now, understanding it is still 
> unclear on how to change it.
>
> Regarding Chris' idea, while we all agree that the Chair is 
> responsible for maintaining consensus, I believe we're trying to 
> address the case where the Chair isn't able to, especially following 
> an horizontal review. In other words, who is the final arbiter in 
> those cases?
>
> Ideally, we would hope that the TAG could help but they are reluctant 
> to add more on their plates.
>
>
> Philippe
>
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