Re: [editing] Using public-webapps for editing discussion

Hi Aryeh, All - Aryeh's response below clarifies my last question about 
the relationship between the HTML Editing APIs CG and WebApps.

I think the main points are:

* The members of the HTML Editing APIs CG do not think the HTML Editing 
APIs spec is ready for Recommendation track (and I don't believe anyone 
that responded to this thread suggested/recommended otherwise).

* Given at least some parts of the spec originated in the HTML5 spec, 
this functionality is within the scope of WebApps' charter (as amended 
in 2010).

* The HTML Editing CG would like to use public-webapps (and not their 
list) for its discussions because so many of the interested parties are 
already subscribed.

* Contributions to specifications produced by the HTML Editing CG are 
governed by the Community Group CLA and the CG is responsible for 
ensuring that all Contributions come from participants that have agreed 
to the CLA for that group.

With this understanding, and having not noticed any objections to 
Aryeh's proposal, I think we should consider Aryeh's proposal as accepted.


On 9/22/11 5:54 PM, ext Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 2:44 PM, Arthur Barstow<>  wrote:
>> It appears you are intentionally using "comments" here to differentiate
>> "contributions". Is that right?
> Right.
>> I ask because, as I understand the CG process: before a person can make a
>> contribution to a CG spec, they must agree to a CLA for all of the CG's
>> specs; and a CG is only supposed to accept contributions from its CG
>> members.
>> If your CG uses WebApps' list, how will contributions from non-CG people be
>> managed/tracked and how will the FSA be managed e.g. if non-CG contributions
>> are accepted?
> I spoke with Ian Jacobs about this.  He clarified that "contributions"
> only means spec text.  To date, I've written all actual spec text
> myself, and I expect this to continue.  It's usual that only the
> editor writes the actual text of the specifications they edit.  If for
> some reason I wanted to accept spec text from someone else, they'd
> have to submit it through the CG and we'd ensure it was properly
> tracked for legal reasons.  As I understand it, it couldn't be
> submitted on public-webapps, but that's not a problem -- I just want
> to use public-webapps for discussion.

Received on Friday, 23 September 2011 20:10:03 UTC