This wiki includes information and links to other resources that may be of value to new members of the W3C's Advisory Committee (AC).
AC Reps and W3C Staff: please feel free to Create (e.g. new pages), Update, and Delete information in this document as well as its document subtree!
Some of these resources are public; others require a Member account.
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- Where is a list of Working Groups (WG) and Interest Groups (IG) We Can Join? - this page enumerates of all Working Groups and Interest Groups with formal registration requirements. Each group has a link to its: Join/Leave page, participant list, home page and patent disclosure status.
- Where is a list of Community Groups (CG) and Business Groups (BG) We Can Join? - this page enumerates all of the active Community Groups and Business Groups that can be joined. When a group is selected, a "Join This Group" button is displayed and when invoked, a registration form is displayed.
- All Working Groups, in all the W3C Activities. Includes chairs and staff information, mailing lists, charter history, activity statements.
- Comparison of Various Types of Groups (e.g. WG, IG, CG, BizG)
- AC Directory; contains a list of every AC member including the AC rep's name, e-mail address and phone number
- AC Rep Introductions; introductions by new AC reps and/or new Consortium embers. All new AC reps and new Consortium members are strongly encouraged to send an introduction to the AC Forum mail list.
- Group Participants per Member; for each W3C Member you can get a list of the groups they formally participate. (Although most of the data is accurate, some of the data is out of date e.g. includes workshop Program Committees that are no longer active).
- How to Create a W3C Member Account; AC reps can use this service to create a Member account for others. Alternatively, interested members can use the form directly. AC reps will get a confirmation email when any new member is approved.
- Open Questionnaires; periodically, AC reps will be asked to provide advice on various proposals such as Should WG X be started?. The My Questionnaires service is the entry point for providing advice and this service includes a history of all of the questionnaires previously submitted.
- Accounts per Member; AC reps can get a list of all of their employees' accounts, including a way to delete account (for example if some employees have left the company)
- Upcoming AC Meetings:
- 2014 June 8-10 - Cambridge, MA US; Agenda @TBD
- 2014 October 27-31 - Santa Clara, CA US; Agenda as well as specific meeting dates for the AC is @TBD
- Past AC Meetings; contains a link to every AC meeting; see the AC Meeting Value Proposition wiki for various AC members' views about the value of AC meetings
- All Upcoming Member Meetings; contains list of upcoming member meetings
- Ride Sharing for Meetings; this wiki is used to facilitate ride sharing (e.g. taxis) for meetings
- AC Mail List Archives - two mail lists are dedicated to AC reps and both lists have a archive:
- w3c-ac-members - used by W3C staff (aka 'The Team') as a formal communication channel to AC reps; AC reps cannot send e-mails to this list
- w3c-ac-forum - this list has several uses including: AC reps use it to communicate with each other; AC reps use it to communicate to the W3C Staff; W3C staff make some informal announcements to AC reps
- New Work Announcements; self-subscribe-able and archived mail list used to announce all proposed new work including new Community Group proposals
- Latest Financial Report; Consortium financial summary as of 12 November 2013 (see also the June 2013 Consolidated Financial Report. (@@TODO: this link must be updated when a new Financial Report is published ...)
Processes and Patent Policy
- Process Document; defines the W3C's formal process i.e. everything you ever wanted to know about how the W3C formally works and much more. For some graphical depictions of the W3C process see:
- Patent Policy for Working Groups; the W3C Patent Policy defines the W3C's Intellectual Property policy for Working Groups. Note this policy does not apply to Community Groups.
- Patent Policy for Community Groups; the CG patent policy includes two parts: a Community License Agreement (CLA) and a Final Specification Agreement (FSA).
- @@Todo: Overall process/patent policy guide/diagram. Ian Jacobs, 2012-06-01@@