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Re: Fyi: 2020 Process Document and Patent Policy operational on September 15 2020

From: Fuqiao Xue <xfq@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 09:01:41 +0800
Cc: W3C Process CG <public-w3process@w3.org>
Message-Id: <E49F6DB8-D656-48A5-991D-B38D460D8E96@w3.org>
To: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>
Great news. Thank you all for your work!

Fuqiao

> On Aug 21, 2020, at 2:07 AM, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org> wrote:
> 
> Congratulations to the community for their work on these updates!
> 
> The following documents will take effect on 15 September 2020.
> 
>  World Wide Web Consortium Process Document
>  https://www.w3.org/2020/Process-20200915/
> 
>  World Wide Web Consortium Patent Policy
>  https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Patent-Policy-20200915/
> 
> 
> -------------------------------------------------
> Process Document and Patent Policy transition phase
> 
> Groups may publish under the new Process beginning 15 September 2020;
> infrastructure changes are underway and being tested. The W3C Process
> Document approved in 2019 will be superseded. In practice, all groups
> using Process 2019 will automatically move to Process 2020. /TR
> publications published after this date should update the Process
> reference in the SOTD (Status of the Document section) to '15 September
> 2020'.
> 
> On the same day the new Patent Policy is also adopted and groups will go
> through a transition phase from 1 November to 15 January. While the 5
> February 2004 (updated 1 August 2017) Patent Policy remains in effect,
> all new proposed charters will use the 2020 Patent Policy.
> 
> Existing Working Groups who wish to take advantage of the enhanced
> Patent Policy will need to recharter in order to adopt the new Patent
> Policy, due to the impact on the patent commitments for specifications
> on the Recommendation track. Participants will be asked to rejoin the
> Working Groups once the new charter is approved by the Director.
> 
> In order to avoid sending simultaneously multiple calls for review of
> all current Working Group charters, we intend to update existing
> charters that extend beyond March 2021. This will be solely for the
> purpose of changing to Patent Policy 2020.
> 
> Since the Members already reviewed the new Patent Policy, we will
> directly survey each Working Group whose current charter extends beyond
> March 2021. We will start this survey on November 1 after TPAC 2020,
> asking their preference regarding the timing of the switch to the new
> Patent Policy:
> 
> - For all Working Groups who wish to adopt the new Patent Policy
> immediately, the W3C Director will approve a revised charter on the
> December 1, triggering a 45-day period for participants to rejoin the
> Working Group (until January 15, 2021).
> - For the Working Groups who prefer to wait, they may remain under their
> current charter, but must switch to the new Patent Policy upon their
> next rechartering.
> 
> The Patent Policy places only disclosure obligations on Interest Groups.
> These are unchanged in Patent Policy 2020 and does not impact current
> participation in Interest Groups.
> 
> Philippe
> 
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