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AW: [Charter] New process for clear consensus based on GitHub pull-requests

From: Kovatsch, Matthias <matthias.kovatsch@siemens.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:47:18 +0000
To: "public-wot-ig@w3.org" <public-wot-ig@w3.org>
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Dear group

I now created https://github.com/w3c/wot/tree/master/charters
The README has a description of the process and a link on how pull-requests work. Furthermore it links to the current drafts in the repository and their rendered github.io versions:

IG Re-charter draft: http://w3c.github.io/wot/charters/wot-ig-2016.html
WG Charter draft: http://w3c.github.io/wot/charters/wot-wg-2016.html

Dave already started to move his issue(s) from https://github.com/w3c/charter-drafts/issues to https://github.com/w3c/wot/issues.

I would like to ask the other issue authors to do the same. It would be even better, if you could formulate a concrete draft that fixes the issue and open a pull-request directly (without opening the issue).

@Claes: Was your issue solved with PR #49 ? (Issue #48 is still open.)
@Michael: Could you open a PR that fixes the "transport protocol" problem? An actual HTML table would be better than the figure... ;)

I will give an introduction to this next WebConf, 4 May 2016.

Best wishes

Von: Kovatsch, Matthias [mailto:matthias.kovatsch@siemens.com]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 27. April 2016 17:12
An: public-wot-ig@w3.org
Betreff: [Charter] New process for clear consensus based on GitHub pull-requests

Dear group

In today's WebConf call, we discussed (and within the call reached consensus) that we want to apply the following process to compile the IG Re-charter (also see https://www.w3.org/2016/04/27-wot-minutes.html):

-        Starting with a template in GitHub that has only boilerplate, but no specific content.

-        Each topic of the charter is formulated in an individual draft and opens a pull-request ("PR").

-        We discuss each pull-request on GitHub, where we can comment on individual lines or give general feedback as comment on the PR.

-        The original author updates the pull-request with new commits and only once we have consensus, the editor (e.g., W3C staff) merges the PR to include the charter topic.

-        Feedback on the mailing list is still possible and converted by W3C staff or an appointed helper to GitHub comments or new pull-requests.

-        If you have not worked with GitHub in this way before, we can compile a howto for you or given give direct assistance. Do not hesitate to ask!

The logistics will be as follows (as discussed in the call):

-        To not clutter the w3c/charter-drafts repo, the charter(s) will be hosted in the w3c/wot repository. I will take care of proper GitHub labels to improve readability.

-        We will prepare the boilerplate template for the IG re-charter and add it to the repo.

-        The issues will be moved to the w3c/wot repo and only closed in the old repo when done, so we do not lose any (actually there is only one issue on the IG re-charter).

-        The IG members start to create pull-requests for each topic they want to have addressed. Of course it makes sense here to coordinate quickly where some of us already have partial consensus and create a single PR.

Since this process also makes total sense for the WG charter, I would propose the following there:

-        We add the current draft to the w3c/wot repository.

-        Everyone converts their open issue to a concrete pull-request with a proposal to solve the issue. Once the PR is opened, the old issue in w3c/charter-drafts can be closed.

Please respond ASAP if you have any feedback to this process, since we need to start this very soon. I will actually already start the preparation in w3c/wot.

With best regards,
Dr. Matthias Kovatsch

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