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Re: OpsGL QA-commitment-group

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Wed, 07 May 2003 06:24:47 -0600
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20030507050334.024fc940@rockynet.com>
To: david_marston@us.ibm.com
Cc: www-qa@w3.org

At 04:05 PM 5/1/2003 -0400, david_marston@us.ibm.com wrote:
>[...]
>LH>Alternative: It might be cleaner to split out 4th bullet of above
>LH>CP1.1 as new-CP1.2 (Priority 1)...
>
>I like the alternative, because [...]

Agreed.  Here is the final resolution, then, and proposed final text.  This 
text:

** implements the telecon resolution;
** preserves any other prior normative requirements;
** preserves any prior relevant discussion;
** adds some clarifying discussion (for LC-60 resolution).

Replace CP1.1 through 1.3 with:

### start ###
CP1.1: Define QA commitment for operations, specifications, and test 
materials. [Priority 1]
  Conformance Requirements: the WG MUST:
* define its commitment level to OpsGL -- A, AA, or AAA;
* for any Recommendations that it intends to produce, define its commitment 
level to SpecGL -- A, AA, or AAA;
* for any Test Materials that it intends to produce or adopt, define its 
commitment level to TestGL -- A, AA, or AAA;
A new or rechartering Working Group MUST define these commitments in its 
Charter. An existing Working Group MUST document consensus for the 
commitments in one of various other ways.

Discussion. This checkpoint is about early commitment of the WG to the 
intended degree of quality practices in the various aspects of the WG's 
activities.  It is not about the actual performance or delivery of quality 
practices and deliverables.  For existing working groups that make the QA 
commitment after chartering, various ways to do it are discussed in the 
Examples & Techniques document.

CP1.3: Commit to test materials. [Priority 1]
Conformance Requirements: the WG MUST commit to produce or adopt at least 
some test materials for each of the WG's specifications before it becomes 
Recommendation.  A new or rechartering Working Group MUST define this 
commitment in its Charter. An existing Working Group MUST document 
consensus for the commitment in one of various other ways.

Discussion.  This checkpoint is about early commitment of the WG about its 
test materials intentions.  It is not about the specific deliverables, nor 
about the details of the test materials or their actual production and 
delivery.  For existing working groups that make the test materials 
commitment after chartering, various ways to do it are discussed in the 
Examples & Techniques document.

CP1.3: Commit to complete test materials. [Priority 3]
Conformance Requirements: the WG MUST commit to produce or adopt a complete 
Test Materials before Recommendation, where complete is defined as: at 
least one test case for every identifiable conformance requirement of the 
specification.  A new or rechartering Working Group MUST define this 
commitment in its Charter. An existing Working Group MUST document 
consensus for the commitment in one of various other ways.

Discussion.  This checkpoint is about early commitment of the WG about its 
test materials intentions.  It is not about the specific deliverables, nor 
about the details of the test materials or their actual production and 
delivery.  For existing working groups that make the test materials 
commitment after chartering, various ways to do it are discussed in the 
Examples & Techniques document.
### end ###

Regards,
-Lofton.
Received on Wednesday, 7 May 2003 08:37:38 UTC

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