Proposed charter to move the Patent Policy

Hello QA WG,

As we discussed and informally agreed during our F2F meeting in Cannes,
I've started the administrative work needed to move our WG to the W3C
Patent Policy ; as described in [1], the first step is to develop a
charter including the wording for the Patent Policy, which I have
prepared at:

This charter differs from the current one [2] on the following points:
- the Confidentiality and IPR section has been split in 2 sections which
are now "Confidentiality" and "Patent disclosures" referring to the
appropriate wording
- the quality commitment in the "Scope and deliverables" has been
amended so that it does not refer to a specific level of conformance to
our guidelines ; the text now reads as
   "In its operations, specifications, and test materials the QAWG will
    comply with its own guidelines."
 (this is incorporated as an editorial modification, which means that
whatever conformance model we choose for our own guidelines, we're still
committed to target the highest level of conformance)
- the W3C Staff resource commitment has been updated to reflect the
changes of Activity lead

Unless I hear comments against proceeding, this draft charter will be
proposed to the AC Reps of QA WG participants on Monday, for a
consensus-based vote as described in [1].



Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux -

Received on Thursday, 8 April 2004 11:56:20 UTC