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Re: Evergreen Formal Objection handling (ESFO)

From: Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:35:48 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJK2wqVU3ZdCooMaVi7w99v_382Y+2tr=tDnkv7XageoPaVY9g@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
Cc: Michael Champion <Michael.Champion@microsoft.com>, "Siegman, Tzviya" <tsiegman@wiley.com>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, W3C Process CG <public-w3process@w3.org>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
That's fine.  Hmm.  At any time, after duly notifying the Editor and Chair,
a participant may issue a Formal Objection that the Director must review?

On Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 1:43 PM Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org> wrote:

> On 3/14/2019 4:12 PM, Chris Wilson wrote:
> I'd like to propose text that says something like
> Similar to in the REC track, the Chair has a responsibility to ensure the
> Group operates under consensus.  In the ES track, it will likely be less
> likely to issue calls for consensus or assess consensus as a result of a
> poll of participants; however, theChair has an important oversight role to
> ensure that the group's discussions proceed according to the procedural
> approach chartered for the group, are in accordance with CEPC, and has the
> responsibility to be an impartial facilitator to decision-making when
> necessary.  Finally, of course, the Chair is the arbiter to whom
> participants appeal when they disagree with the way that the editors are
> documenting the evolving consensus of the group. The chair can facilitate
> discussion between the participant and editor, issue informative calls for
> consensus, or engage in other discussions to see whether consensus can be
> reached or whether the editor can adjust their position.  Ultimately, the
> Chair has the authority to overrule the Editor and remove them if necessary.
> This all sounds good to me.  And this sounds like the normal, 99%+ way of
> operating.
> I also think we need a FO process.  There are times that the editor, WG
> participants, and chair all have similar perspectives.  In the
> multistakeholder web there needs to be the possibility for appeal beyond
> the groupthink.
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