This charter is part of a QA Activity Proposal. This charter is written in accordance with section 6.2.6 of the W3C Process Document. See also the previous QA IG charter.
The main objective of the QA Interest Group (QA IG) to provide a venue for W3C, its Membership, and the Web community to share their experiences and involvement with QA. This includes in particular:
As an Interest Group, the QA IG has no mandatory deliverables besides keeping their QA IG home page up-to-date and publishing timely minutes of their meetings. However, the QA IG may publish W3C Interest Group Notes to reflect QA IG discussions and/or maintenance of QA WG deliverables.
QA IG is an active forum of discussion contributing to the production and maintenance of quality deliverables published previously by the QA Working Group and W3C in general.
This Interest Group is scheduled to last through 30 September 2007.
As an Interest Group, the QA IG has no mandatory deliverables in the form of software, W3C Interest Group Notes, or Recommendations, but it is expected that a number of W3C Interest Group Notes will be published. The development and maintenance of QA tools and software, such as validators, will be developed through the Web community effort and the QA Dev community.
The QA IG coordinates its outgoing activities through the Communication Team and may liaise with other W3C Activities for QA related topics.
One of the roles of the QA IG is to facilitate, through awareness and communication, the coordination between the QA practices inside W3C WGs and activities related to W3C conformance happening outside W3C.
Please note that the proceedings of this Interest Group (mailing list archives, minutes, etc.) are publicly visible. Some of the participants of the QA IG will be part of the W3C Membership, these participants must not disclose information which would be considered as Member Only in the QA IG community.
The QA IG intends to meet face-to-face during the W3C Technical Plenary Week. The Chair may choose to organize one additional face-to-face meeting, with sufficient advance notice, in order for the group to address pressing issues.
The Chair may organize remote meetings (conducted online or by telephone or both) with the usual 7 days notice. Regular teleconferences are not anticipated.
Meeting details are made available on the W3C Member Calendar and from the QA Interest Group page.
The archived mailing list email@example.com is the primary forum of discussion within the group.
The Chair may put questions to the Interest Group by email, with responses due in 7 days.
The group maintains a public Interest Group page and the QA Home page.
The QA IG home page is the primary way of communicating the group's progress to the public.
Patrick Curran of Sun Microsystems is the QA Interest Group co-Chair with Karl Dubost.
We expect and will be welcoming different communities to contribute to the Activity:
See the QA IG home page for information about joining the group.
From the Team, Conformance Manager Karl Dubost: 50%. Also, strong coordination is expected with the W3C Systems Team and the Communications Team.
The QA Interest Group provides an opportunity to share perspectives on quality practices. W3C reminds Interest Group participants of their obligation to comply with patent disclosure obligations as set out in Section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy. While the Interest Group does not produce Recommendation-track documents, when Interest Group participants review Recommendation-track specifications from Working Groups, the patent disclosure obligations do apply.