This is the second charter for the Web Services Coordination Group. For reference purposes, the first charter is available.
The Web Services Coordination Group is part of the Web Services Activity.
The Web Services Coordination Group provides a forum for coordination for Web services work at W3C, between the Working Groups of the Web Services Activity, the Semantic Web Activity, other parts of W3C, and other organizations.
The Coordination Group (CG) itself has no deliverables; those are produced by Working Groups (WG).
The functions of the Web Services Coordination Group is to:
The duration of this charter is until 1 February 2006.
The proceedings of the meetings of the Web Services Coordination Group are public. The mailing list used is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. A public mailing list <email@example.com> is also available.
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 adhere to the W3C IPR disclosure policy.
The Chair of the Web Services Coordination Group is Steve Ross-Talbot (Enigmatec Corporation). The W3C Team contact is Hugo Haas.
The Web Services Coordination Group will pay particular attention to related Web services work carried in external groups and recommend technical liaisons as appropriate, including work happening in the following organizations:
The Web Services Coordination Group will hold a distributed meeting every other week. The Coordination Group may meet face-to-face if deemed necessary.
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. This Coordination Group will operate under the W3C Current Patent Practice as amended by the W3C Patent Policy Transition Procedure.