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Re: Evergreen Formal Objection handling (ESFO)

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 17:51:42 +0900
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Cc: "Siegman, Tzviya" <tsiegman@wiley.com>, Chris Wilson <cwilso@google.com>, David Singer <singer@apple.com>, W3C Process CG <public-w3process@w3.org>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
To: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>

> On Mar 15, 2019, at 22:08, Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org> wrote:
> Ordinarily W3C does not confer status without a formal CfC of a WG.

That's not true. What we need is a WG resolution. Whether these are obtained through a CfC, a synchronous decision, or something else is up to the work-mode defined in the charter and the Chair(s).

> I'm proposing that for ERs we do not require a formal CfC, relying instead on procedural consensus.

Maybe I misunderstand what is being meant by "procedural consensus", I don't see why it needs to be any different for ERs. There should be consensus, and that should be established using whichever way the WG normally establishes consensus. I think you're trying to bundle getting more efficient at publishing (which is what I believe ER is about), with getting more efficient at reaching/recognizing consensus, which seems like a completely orthogonal topic, and one which I don't believe is a source of concern in general.

There may be some people who dislike the way some WGs declare consensus, but that's a chairing / chartering issue, not a Process issue.

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