Track Comparison

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Comparing possible offering features. Very drafty and experimental. Part of the task force about Making W3C the place for new standards. Comments or suggestions? public-vision-newstd@w3.org


Rec Track Member Submissions Incubator Group ByPass to Rec [new] Public Submission [new] OpenW3C [new]
Who can do Member + Invited Expert Member Member + Invited Expert Anyone? Anyone Anyone
Label of final product Recommendation Member Submission Incubator Group Report Recommendation Public Submission OpenW3C Reports
Documents published by W3C chartered group Yes No Yes No No Yes
Charter initiated by members or staff N/A Members (3 or more) N/A N/A Anyone
Charter approval process AC review, Director assessment N/A Minimal staff review N/A N/A Community review? Staff? None?
Patent commitment RF (organizational or individual) Organizational statement of intent for if goes to Rec track Menu of 2 options (none, RF if goes to Rec track) RF RF (or Menu?) Individual RF commitments at least (may also gather organizational ones if you can)
Document License W3C Doc License W3C Doc License W3C Doc License W3C Doc License At least W3C Doc License but offer menu? At least W3C Doc License but offer menu?
Criteria for whether to publish Transition requirements Director approval None Community review? TAG? Staff? AC? Community review? TAG? Staff? AC? None
Staff roles Technical contact, comm, admin Team review and comment; publication Minimal admin involvement; participation in some cases; publication Technical review? publication Technical review? publication None
Participation cost Membership or invited expert Membership Membership (to initiate; anyone may participate) Charge for this service? No cost? Charge for this service? No cost? None
Related revenue stream ideas N/A N/A N/A ? ? ?
Expectation of consensus-building around one solution Yes No No Yes No No