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Fwd: Announcement: New Process Document Operative

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2003 20:34:10 -0400
Message-Id: <p05200f01bb27d75af7db@[]>
To: webont <www-webont-wg@w3.org>

The new process document is now the operative process document - it 
means we are now to follow this - as far a I can tell it should make 
no difference to any of how we do things, but it is worth the time 
for editors to skim the new pubrules to see if anything effects your 
documents -- the pubrules are not yet in effect (see below) but 
likely will be by the time we advance our documents to Rec.
  It's also worth our group reading the following:

>>    - Tips for getting to Recommendation faster
>>      http://www.w3.org/2002/05/rec-tips


>The URI for the latest version of the Process Document
>is redirected to the newly operative document:
>   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/
>Public summary of important changes:
>   http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/ProcessChanges
>This latest evolution of the Process Document aims to facilitate
>the work of the Consortium in a number of important ways. We look
>forward to working with Working Group participants and AC
>representatives so that this transition proceeds smoothly.
>Please send any comments on the Process Document to

>New and changed resources
>A number of resources have been created or updated to align with
>the new Process Document. The primary ones are listed below. We
>encourage you to review these resources and to notify the Comm
>Team (w3t-comm@w3.org) if you have questions or comments.
>1) Publications
>   New pubrules
>   http://www.w3.org/2003/05/27-pubrules
>   See pubrules for details about any of these changes.
>    - Pubrules now includes the new document maturity levels
>      (Proposed Edited Recommendation, Rescinded Recommendation,
>       Working Group Note, Member Submission, Team Submission).
>    - The label "Note" is deprecated. It has been replaced
>       by "Working Group Note" for the product of a Working Group,
>       and "Member Submission" or "Team Submission" for input to
>       W3C. URIs for style sheets will need to be updated.
>    - There are new logos and style sheets for Member and Team
>       Submissions. Sample Member Submission available here:
>       http://www.w3.org/2003/06/MemSubm-20030606.html
>    - All status section requirements for all document maturity
>       levels are now in pubrules (and no longer in the
>       Process Document).
>    - Pubrules suggests that the link to a translations page in a
>       Recommendation should be to the centralized translations
>       list.
>       http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Translation/
>    - Pubrules now permits relative links to the W3C logos and
>      TR style sheets.
>    - Pubrules now specifies when to use "version" and "edition",
>       in light of new processes for modifying a Recommendation.
>    - Pubrules itself is now public.
>   Per Comm Team policy, there's a grace period before we start to
>   enforce the new pubrules. We have not yet completed updating
>   the pubrules checker to match the new pubrules, so the grace
>   period will be extended until 30 days after the pubrules
>   checker has been updated and announced.
>   A single resource now explains the requirements for any
>   Recommendation track transition.
>    http://www.w3.org/2003/05/Transitions
>   The Manual of Style has been updated:
>    http://www.w3.org/2001/06/manual/
>   There is also a new Comm Team policy allowing in-place
>   modification for a small class of changes to a limited set of
>   document types.
>    http://www.w3.org/2003/01/republishing/
>   The TR document template has been updated:
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/Templates,new
>2) TR page
>    http://www.w3.org/TR
>    - Links to Member Submissions and Team Submissions have been
>       removed.
>    - Links to errata pages for Recommendations have been added.
>    - The "TR release form" has been deprecated and is no longer
>       required:
>      http://www.w3.org/TR/Release
>3) Home page
>    http://www.w3.org/
>    - Links to Member Submissions and Team Submissions are now
>      prominently featured in the right column.
>4) New Team Submission page (similar to Member Submission page)
>       http://www.w3.org/2003/06/TeamSubmission
>5) Liaisons.
>    - The following resources concerning liaisons have been
>       deprecated in favor of the new section on liaisons in the
>       Process Document:
>       http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Liaison
>       http://www.w3.org/1999/06/10-liaison
>      The liaisons page links to the new sections of the Process
>      Document:
>       http://www.w3.org/2001/11/StdLiaison
>6) Other resources that have been reviewed and updated.
>    - Guidelines for disciplinary action
>      http://www.w3.org/2002/09/discipline
>    - Tips for getting to Recommendation faster
>      http://www.w3.org/2002/05/rec-tips
>    - How to Join a Working Group
>      http://www.w3.org/Guide/howto-join-wg.html
>    - How to organize an AB or TAG election
>      http://www.w3.org/2002/10/election-howto
>Nearly done
>We will announce when the following has been completed.
>  - Updates to the pubrules checker
>    http://www.w3.org/2001/07/pubrules-form
>  - Tools for automatic notification of changes to an errata
>     page. Team contacts will be able to associate an errata page
>     with a mailing list for automatic notifications of changes.
>     The expectation is that each Recommendation will have a
>     dedicated mailing list for announcements related to errata
>     (whether discovery of, proposals to correct, or announcement
>     that corrections have become normative).
>Future resources
>  - In light of the new Process Document recommendation that
>     group charters include more detailed provisions about how
>     votes (if necessary) will take place, we would like to
>     create some guidelines for voting procedures based on
>     Chair experience.
>Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
>Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447
Professor James Hendler				  hendler@cs.umd.edu
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