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RE: Re[2]: CfC: Approve draft charter for AC review

From: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:44:55 +0000
To: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
CC: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick [mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:18 PM

In this email you indicate that your preference is to have all language about regular updates removed from the draft charter.  This was a compromise position established on the Working Group call, in response to the the comments on the survey which was sent out to the working group (https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35422/20161010charter/results), and in response to the discussion on the call. The compromise position was to address specifically the issue that you are raising.

Can you live with the compromise?
[Jason] If everyone else can live with the compromise, I can too, but this doesn’t appear to be the case according to the latest discussion on the list. I think the right way forward is to remove the material giving rise to controversy from the draft Charter, to proceed with the charter process, and to develop plans beyond WCAG 2.1 in the Project Plan, where they can be updated as the group’s thinking evolves.
I think the language about the possibility of proceeding directly to version 3.0 or, instead, possibly introducing further 2.x releases should remain in the Charter as a clear indication of the alternatives before the Working Group at the end of the 2.1 process.

In other words, I don’t wish to block a consensus here, but nor do I think I’m alone in having residual issues with the compromise, and I think the approach that I’ve recommended is the one that would attract the least dissent, given recent discussions.


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