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Process 2020 for Spec Editors

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:54:22 -0400
To: spec-prod <spec-prod@w3.org>
Cc: "chairs@w3.org" <chairs@w3.org>
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Process 2020 is taking effect today, 15 September 2020.
Here's the major points you need to know:

1. Candidate Recommendation as you know it is now called Candidate 
Recommendation Snapshot. Various spec templates have been changed. Please make 
sure you're on the latest ReSpec or Bikeshed builds.

2. Other changes to the spec development Process are additive. Aside from 
updating to the latest spec templates, there is nothing that you *need* to do 
differently.

3. A new status, Candidate Recommendation Draft, is available. A WG can 
publish CRDs at-will (similar to WDs) in between CR snapshots in order to keep 
/TR up-to-date with the latest changes.
-> CRDs are expected to have the same level of quality as a CR, must represent 
WG consensus, and are protected as WDs under the Patent Policy.
-> CRs have been generally required to document substantive changes from the 
previous publication; for CRDs, the list of changes should be against the most 
recent CR Snapshot (and for CRSs, since the previous Snapshot).

4. There is now an amendment process for RECs. WGs can annotate RECs with 
inline errata and/or intended changes and republish them with those 
annotations, and there's a process for getting the changes approved and folded 
into an updated REC.
-> If you want to use this process, talk to plh, we're still working out the 
implementation details. See 
http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/style/design/w3c-restyle/2020/readme#amendment 
for the current status of experimentation.
-> You can also annotate WDs and CRs with candidate changes using the same 
markup as for REC amendments, in case that seems useful.

Process 2020 makes it easier than ever to publish your latest work on /TR, 
even for CRs and RECs. Publish early, publish often, and don't hesitate to ask 
your Staff Contact for help.

Process 2020
Official: https://www.w3.org/2020/Process-20200915/#Reports
Explainer: https://www.w3.org/wiki/Process2020
Detailed Changelog: https://www.w3.org/2020/Process-20200915/#changes-2019
Diffs: https://www.w3.org/wiki/Process2020#Process_Document_Edits

Process 2020 AC Presentation
Presentation: https://www.w3.org/2020/05/AC/talk/Process2020#align
Audio Only: https://florian.rivoal.net/talks/process2020/process2020.mp3
Transcript Only: https://florian.rivoal.net/talks/process2020/transcript
Slides Only: https://florian.rivoal.net/talks/process2020/slides

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~fantasai
Received on Tuesday, 15 September 2020 20:54:38 UTC

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