The Web Services Coordination Group provides a forum for coordination between the Working Groups of the Web Services Activity, the Semantic Web Activity, other parts of W3C (including the Technical Architecture Group), and other organizations.
The Coordination Group (CG) itself has no deliverables; those are produced by Working Groups (WG). But the CG does maintain overviews and otherwise communicate the results of the Working Groups.
The Web Services Coordination Group is modeled after the XML Coordination Group (W3C Members only), adapted to the needs of the Web Services Activity.
The functions of the Web Services Coordination Group is to:
The duration of this charter is until 1 February 2004.
The proceedings of the Web Services Coordination Group are public. The mailing list used is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. A Member-only mailing list <email@example.com> is available for administrative purposes only.
The Web Services Coordination Group membership consists of:
A Working Group Chair can appoint a representative to the CG if he/she is not available. Members (including the Team contact) are expected to devote approximately 2-4 hours a week to CG activities. Members are expected to adhere to the W3C IPR disclosure policy.
The Chair of the Web Services Coordination Group is David Fallside (IBM). The W3C Team contact is Hugo Haas.
The Web Services Coordination Group will hold a distributed meeting every other week. The representative from each Working Group participating in the Coordination Group must send a status report to the Coordination Group mailing list 24 hours prior to the meeting.
The Coordination Group should meet face-to-face approximately once per year.
The home page of the Coordination Group, maintained by the Chair and Team contact, provides convenient access to:
The Coordination Group meeting records must include attendance, the results of the group's decisions, and action items. These records must be made publicly available except for W3C-confidential and administrative information. The Chair is responsible for deciding what information is to be withheld from the public record.
W3C promotes an open working environment. Whenever possible, technical decisions should be made unencumbered by intellectual property right (IPR) claims. W3C's policy for intellectual property is set out in section 2.2 of the W3C Process document and in the W3C Current Patent Practice document.