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RE: Call For Consensus Process Review

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 20:52:37 +0000
To: Mike Elledge <melledge@yahoo.com>
CC: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BY1PR02MB111592D590D6C336616302E6C7DA0@BY1PR02MB1115.namprd02.prod.outlook.com>
My inclination is to leave that out as that is not actually part of the decision process, it is just part of running an effective meeting.  As this is just the decision process that might be part of a separate document where we document other group processes.

From: Mike Elledge [mailto:melledge@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 4:38 PM
To: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Subject: Re: Call For Consensus Process Review

I think this is a great idea. I suggest we also mention that topics with links to relevant information will be provided in our weekly meeting notices, so  members will know they will be discussed ahead of time.

I realize that this is generally done; however, including it in the document will help insure the practice continues.

I would be happy to add this to the document draft if you agree.


On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 4:05 PM, Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@gmail.com<mailto:ryladog@gmail.com>> wrote:

+1 to trying this approach
* katie *
Katie Haritos-Shea @ GMAIL
On May 12, 2015 2:17 PM, "Andrew Kirkpatrick" <akirkpat@adobe.com<mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com>> wrote:
The WCAG Working Group is working to build greater engagement among participants, and as with many groups some of the main obstacles are factors of time and space.  Specifically, 11am Boston time is not an ideal time for participants from around the world to participate in a teleconference, but traditionally that is when key decisions are made within the working group.

We feel that adopting a different decision-making process will help foster greater participation and on today’s teleconference the participants present approved a consensus procedure, but did so with a dependency on a review by the participants via the WCAG mailing list.

We ask that participants read and review the proposed procedure, and reply to this list if you have any objections.  Positive comments are welcome also of course, but if no new objections are raised within two working days of this message then the new procedure will be approved.

New procedure: https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/WCAG_Working_Group_Consensus_Procedure

Meeting minutes from today’s meeting: http://www.w3.org/2015/05/12-wai-wcag-minutes.html#item03

Survey where draft was initially discussed by WG (pre-dates the wiki version above): https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35422/20150512Misc/results#xcfcprop


Andrew Kirkpatrick
Group Product Manager, Accessibility
Adobe Systems



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