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Re: Asynchronous decision making (Re: WebAppSec re-charter status)

From: Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:01:05 -0500
Message-ID: <54D24241.5010200@w3.org>
CC: "public-webappsec@w3.org" <public-webappsec@w3.org>
On 02/04/2015 10:41 AM, Mike West wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 3:03 PM, Frederik Braun <fbraun@mozilla.com> wrote:
>> On 04.02.2015 13:44, chaals@yandex-team.ru wrote:
>>> 04.02.2015, 15:18, "Wendy Seltzer" <wseltzer@w3.org>:
>>>> Hi WebAppSec,
>>>> …
>>>> [Mozilla]
>>>>>  The reviewer's organization suggests changes to this Charter, and only
>>>>>  supports the proposal if the changes are adopted [Formal Objection].
>>>>>  (4) We believe the charter should have provision for asynchronous
>>>>>       decision making, perhaps as in
>>>>>       http://www.w3.org/2014/06/webapps-charter.html#decisions .
>>> I strongly support us making such a change.
>> AFAIU, we've been very supportive of asynchronous decision making in the
>> past. I second the proposal to formally acknowledge this.
> I agree that we've generally prefered the mailing list to calls, and
> Brad/Dan already do a great job bringing questions back to the list to
> ensure we have consensus among folks who don't attend calls. Formalizing
> that seems perfectly reasonable.

Does the process described in the WebApps charter match ours, or should
we tweak it?

> As explained in the W3C Process Document (section 3.3), this group will seek to make decisions when there is consensus and with due process. The expectation is that typically, an editor or other participant makes an initial proposal, which is then refined in discussion with members of the group and other reviewers, and consensus emerges with little formal voting being required. However, if a decision is necessary for timely progress, but consensus is not achieved after careful consideration of the range of views presented, the Chairs should put a question out for voting within the group (allowing for remote asynchronous participation -- using, for example, email and/or web-based survey techniques) and record a decision, along with any objections. The matter should then be considered resolved unless and until new information becomes available.
> Any resolution taken in a face-to-face meeting or teleconference is to be considered provisional until 10 working days after the publication of the resolution in draft minutes sent to the working groups mailing list. If no objections are raised on the mailing list within that time, the resolution will be considered to have consensus as a resolution of the Working Group.
> This charter is written in accordance with Section 3.4, Votes of the W3C Process Document and includes no voting procedures beyond what the Process Document requires.


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