The XML Plenary Interest Group provides a forum for communication among the members of the Working Groups of the XML Activity, and between the XML Activity and other parts of W3C.
The XML Plenary Interest Group was originally intended to promote communication across Working Groups within the XML Activity and other Working Groups working on XML-related topics, and to help flatten the structure of the XML Activity. It has not been used for several years. It also provided a place for technical discussion, but this also has not been used.
Rather than close the Interest Group, this charter proposes retaining it as a place where outreach can take place between wider XML communities outside the W3C. The IG may evolve into somewhere people can come to develop small specifications to be proposed for standardization.
The Interest Group may produce documents addressing technical questions as part of its work on problems of general interest to the XML Activity; these will not be Recommendation-track specifications.
The expiration date of this charter is 31 January, 2011.
The XML Plenary Interest Group will be public, so that anyone can join.
The initial Chair of the XML Plenary Interest Group is Liam Quin, W3C.
The initial Team contact for the XML Plenary is Liam Quin. The FTE will be shared with running the XML Activity, but will be limited to between 3% and 5% of one FTE.
Neither telephone not face-to-face meetings are expected for this group.
The XML Plenary Interest Group may communicate among its participants using a public mailing list, forums, a wiki, or other mechanisms to be determined.
The proceedings of the XML Plenary Interest Group are public.
The XML Plenary Interest Group provides an opportunity to share perspectives on XML in general. 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.
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