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Re: W3C has a new process, should we adopt it?

From: Cullen Jennings (fluffy) <fluffy@cisco.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2014 16:30:12 +0000
To: Stefan Håkansson <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>
CC: "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7ACCB2C1-714F-4735-9241-1E1AE1DD32C1@cisco.com>

I think you need to look at the IPR implications of this change before deciding - it changes when IPR notifications happen. 

> On Dec 3, 2014, at 8:56 AM, Stefan Håkansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> the W3C adopted a new process during the summer [1], it came into effect
> on August 5. It is optional for groups to adopt until August 2016.
> 
> There is an extensive FAQ on the transition to the new process available
> [2].
> 
> The main change is that it removes Last Call: groups are expected to get 
> wide reviews before going into Candidate Recommendation, and CR is
> the "final" review signal; in particular, contrarily to the current
> process, if you make substantive changes during CR, you don't have to go
> back to Last Call, you "just" republish an updated CR (while still
> making sure the relevant parties review the said changes)
> 
> There is some early guidance on how you get "wide reviews" without a
> Last Call signal in [3]. Essentially, the group asks the relevant
> parties for reviews when the relevant section stabilizes.
> 
> Given the maturity of our documents, and the date of our first
> charter, we can choose to use either the old or the new process for any
> of our docs (at least until Aug 2016); the fact that we may be
> rechartering later this year doesn't affect this.
> 
> The decision to use one or the other process is a decision for the group
> to make.
> 
> We think the new process is an improvement; its main drawback is
> that W3C as a community has less experience with it (obviously).
> 
> We propose that we switch to the new process for all documents.
> 
> What do you all think, is this reasonable?
> 
> Harald and Stefan
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2014/Process-20140801/
> [2] https://www.w3.org/wiki/ProcessTransition2014
> [3] https://www.w3.org/wiki/DocumentReview
> 
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