[KI-LC] Additional proposed revision to the OP

Colin Soutar email at colinsoutar.com
Fri Sep 21 10:39:45 EDT 2012


Hi Heather –

 

I have a couple of editorial suggestions marked below in red, and one philosophical question…

 

Why should the WG’s be restricted in developing Draft Recommendations that are recited in their WG Charter?   The way the first sentence reads, they can only do work that is contemplated at the time of Charter approval.  Given the various steps required to have final approval of a Recommendation, I don’t see any harm in the WG’s developing Draft Recommendations as they see fit over the WG lifetime.

 

Cheers,

 

Colin

 

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From: lc-bounces at kantarainitiative.org [mailto:lc-bounces at kantarainitiative.org] On Behalf Of Heather Flanagan
Sent: September-20-12 4:04 PM
To: LC at kantarainitiative.org
Subject: [KI-LC] Additional proposed revision to the OP

 

Hi all -

A question came up recently regarding the procedures for handling a Draft Report from the WG.  The current OP is not very clear on the subject (though it is reasonably clear on the handling of Draft Recommendations).  While there is some additional guidance on the wiki (http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/LC/LC+Approval+of+Group+Reports) , voted on in 2011 by the LC, that text conflicts with the OP in new and confusing ways.  In particular, it talks about sending a Report out for an All-Member Ballot, which doesn't happen with Reports.

So, I am proposing to change the text in the OP.

Current text:



3.9       Development of WG Reports
In addition to development of the Draft Recommendation(s) authorized in the Work Group Charter the WG may find it appropriate to develop additional Reports. These Reports shall meet any requirements established by the LC.  

Submission of a report to the LC requires a Simple Majority approval of the WG.





Proposed text:



1.             Development of WG Reports
In addition to development of the Draft Recommendation(s) authorized in the Work Group Charter the WG may find it appropriate to develop additional Reports. These Reports shall meet any requirements established by the LC, specifically:

 

3        The Draft Report must be duly approved by a simple majority of the voting participants of the WG.

4        The Draft Report must meet basic document quality requirements for spelling, formatting, etc., and uses an approved Kantara Report template <http://kantarainitiative.org/confluence/display/GI/Publishing+Templates>  where possible. 

5        The LC will work with the group to address any additional document quality or formatting issues and will vote to accept the Draft Report as a final Kantara Initiative Report. (see Section 2.6 Voting).



Thoughts?



-- 
Heather Flanagan
Technical Program Coordinator
Kantara Initiative
Skype: hlflanagan
email: heather at kantarainitiative.org
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