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== Who can join groups ==
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== Participation Categories ==
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For a variety of reasons (e.g., access privileges, patent policy commitments, etc.), W3C categorizes participants as follows:
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A variety of factors determine who can join which type of W3C group.
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* If you work for a [http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Member/List W3C Member]
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** Member employees may participate in any type of group at no cost.
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** Only the Advisory Committee (AC) Representative of the Member is authorized to join a group; the Advisory Committee Representative then nominates employees to the group. When non-AC Representatives use the "join" interface for a group, they are given an opportunity to let their AC Representative know they want the Member to join.
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* If you work for a non-Member organization
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** Employees of non-Member organizations may participate in any Community Group. They may be [http://www.w3.org/2004/08/invexp.html invited by the Chair and Team Contact] to participate in Working or Interest Groups.
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See also: [http://www.w3.org/community/about/agreements/compare/ Comparison of group types]
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== How to join a group ==
  
 
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* Advisory Committee Representatives ("AC Rep") of W3C Members
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* [http://www.w3.org/wiki/Guide/AllGetStarted Get a W3C account]
* Other individuals affiliated with Member organizations
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* Choose a group:
* Individuals affiliated with non-Member organizations
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** [http://www.w3.org/Consortium/activities#Working Working (WG)]
* W3C Staff
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** [http://www.w3.org/Consortium/activities#Interest Interest (IG)]
* Individuals affiliated with no organization
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** [http://www.w3.org/community/groups/ Community (CG) and Business (BG)]
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* Join. (See above)
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== Current Groups ==
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<li>[http://www.w3.org/Consortium/activities#Working Working (WG)]</li>
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<li>[http://www.w3.org/Consortium/activities#Interest Interest (IG)]</li>
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<li>[http://www.w3.org/community/groups/ Community (CG) and Business (BG)]</li>
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<li>[http://www.w3.org/Consortium/activities#about About Groups]
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<li>[http://www.w3.org/community/about/agreements/compare/ Comparison of group types]</li>
 
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=== How Employees of Member Organizations Join a Group ===
 
=== How Employees of Member Organizations Join a Group ===

Latest revision as of 03:29, 29 March 2013

Who can join groups

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A variety of factors determine who can join which type of W3C group.

  • If you work for a W3C Member
    • Member employees may participate in any type of group at no cost.
    • Only the Advisory Committee (AC) Representative of the Member is authorized to join a group; the Advisory Committee Representative then nominates employees to the group. When non-AC Representatives use the "join" interface for a group, they are given an opportunity to let their AC Representative know they want the Member to join.
  • If you work for a non-Member organization

See also: Comparison of group types

How to join a group