Working Group Tools

Working Group Life Phase Tasks Tools Status
Creating a Working Group Organizing a Workshop setting up a meeting registration with WBS mostly good
reviewing position papers with WBS ad-hoc
Creating the Working Group charter Use the Charter template manual
Setting milestones manual
Getting the Working Group charter reviewed setting up a WG charter review questionnaire ready
Starting a Working Group Creating a Call for Participation setting up a group in IPP mostly ready
drafting the Call for Participation ready
Maintaining WG participants list using DBWG (can be synchronized with mailing list subscriptions) ready
automated for IPP groups ready
Creating a WG Web space news system (à la blog and Wiki) mostly ready (with Markup Guidelines)
using a standard layout low end (with Markup Guidelines)
setting ACLs per area ready
Organizing regular meetings Setting up meetings deciding day, time (teleconf), place (f2f) ad-hoc with WBS and the meeting planner
setting up a F2F meeting registration with WBS ready
informing W3C members of a F2F low-end (, generated iCalendar)
requesting a teleconference slot low-end (adminreq)
Managing meetings creating and announcing an agenda nothing
finding a scribe low-end (manually maintained list or Zakim)
publishing minutes with RRSAgent and scribe.perl (or with the related comma-tool) can be improved but already pretty good
recording issues, resolutions, action items with RRSAgent can be improved but already a basis
recording issues, resolutions, action items with trackbot very efficient
Getting to consensus Tracking issues with GitHub can be improved but already a basis
and more ad-hoc
Organizing straw poll & votes setting up formal votes and straw polls with WBS ready
Publishing documents Getting write-access for Editors GitHub accessad-hoc
Making progresses on internal drafts gathering requirements and use cases nothing specific
gathering requirements and use cases nothing specific
Using GitHub proper workflow
annotating a document Annotea but rarely used
using editing templates ,new ?
maintaining a list of test assertions nothing specific
Getting document ready to publish ReSpecunobtrusive JavaScript spec editing tool
TR Bibliography generator mostly ready, but rarely used
Bikeshed converts a document in Bikeshed format (a mixture of HTML5, MarkDown and its own extensions) to a W3C Technical Report Ready. Source & documentation. As of 2017 actively developed.
TR "munger" (fix documents to make them pubrules-compliant) munge 0.1 (Bash script; run postprocessor afterwards)
TR postprocessor (ToC, bibliography, cross-refs, section numbers, alphabetic index, etc.). Ready. (Manuals 1 and 2 assume a CSS spec, but tool works for any.)
Pubrules checker ready
Producing diffs between 2 versions of a draft tools available but not really deployed?
Producing PDF versions of the spec ad-hoc tools in WGs, but nothing deployed (see also Norman Walsh XSL FO)
Normative references checker ad-hoc
TR References checker ready
IETF References checker ready
spell checker ready
Getting a document published finding a publication date (Webmaster, Comm Team) nothing
Setting automatic publication ready
Managing document transitions finding a date with Director nothing
draft a director decision nothing
prepare a call for review (PR, PER) ready
Tracking and responding to feedback Setting a feedback system creating a specific mailing list ready, but harder to track
using GitHub ready
Tracking feedback using GitHub reliable
Generating a disposition of comments Using GitHub nothing
Managing patent disclosures with WBS ready
IPP ready (but limited to groups under PP)
Managing implementation reports Managing test cases Using WPT reliable
packaging test suites nothing specific
Managing test results Using wpt.fyi Need browser upgrades
gathering results using WBS (e.g. XKMS Test Suite) ad-hoc
Generating Implementation Reports Using wpt.fyi nothing specific

Dominique Hazaël-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
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