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Re: [webappsec] New W3C process and Last Call

From: Brad Hill <hillbrad@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:43:50 -0800
Message-ID: <CAEeYn8h-VGJzMAs-FFDVaaE+fW_ZvUpzy2czQmr_NdMB4JnBLg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>
Cc: Brad Hill <hillbrad@fb.com>, "public-webappsec@w3.org" <public-webappsec@w3.org>
Hopefully rechartering happens pretty soon.  I'm not inclined to hold
anything back we could get to CR in the meantime just for the sake of
a different process.

On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM, Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org> wrote:
> On 11/10/2014 04:54 PM, Brad Hill wrote:
>> The W3C has a new, more streamlined process for Recommendation Track documents:
>> http://www.w3.org/2014/Process-20140801/#Reports
>> There is no longer an explicit "Last Call" stage required.
>> With my hat on as chair, I feel that Last Call is a useful phase of the process.  Our group works asynchronously, our features have impact on features defined by other WGs, and historically a Last Call announcement has been very fruitful for us in terms of receiving input from the broader community.  It is a signal to someone with limited time to devote to review that new features are not planned and things are approaching their final shape.
>> What do other members (and especially editors think)?  Should we abandon the Last Call in WebAppSec, or maintain it informally as part of our group's culture?
> Another question here is what process you want to use for existing drafts.
> For anything in post-Last Call stage under the old process, the old
> process continues to apply; for anything earlier, the group has a
> choice, until re-chartering, when we'll be moved over to the new process
> for all new work.
> https://www.w3.org/wiki/ProcessTransition2014
> <https://www.w3.org/wiki/ProcessTransition2014#Must_all_groups_immediately_publish_under_the_new_Process.3F>
> has the gory details.
> In either case, we're working on ways to encourage Wide Review apart
> from the formal step of "Last Call."
> --Wendy
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> Wendy Seltzer -- wseltzer@w3.org +1.617.715.4883 (office)
> Policy Counsel and Domain Lead, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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