W3C Process Disposition of Comments for 2021-07-23 Proposed 2021 Process

Review document: https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/Drafts/snapshots/2020-06-03

Editor's draft: https://www.w3.org/Consortium/Process/Drafts/

This disposition of comments covers the issues submitted during the AC informal review period announced on 3 June 2021, which ran through 2 July 2021, and those submitted by during AC Review and Accepted by the Director.

For a more complete list of comments and issues raised since the previous edition of the process was published, please refer to Github:

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An issue can be closed as Accepted, OutOfScope, Invalid, Rejected, or Retracted. Verified indicates commentor's acceptance of the response.

Issue 1. #
Summary:  Clarify expectation of horizontal review as part of wide review
From:     Judy Brewer
Comment:  https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/535#issuecomment-854121607
Response: https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/535#issuecomment-879943488
Changes:  https://github.com/w3c/w3process/commit/af51456b9fbdaba7486329fd9efa8c44fcd1e9e9
Closed:   Accepted
Issue 2. #
Summary:  Clarify that tooling must be accessible for people with disabilities
From:     Judy Brewer
Comment:  https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/537
Response: https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/537#issuecomment-857879755
Changes:  https://github.com/w3c/w3process/commit/0abef35f9630add41a6889d244467b530694396b
Closed:   Accepted
Issue 3. #
Summary:  Editorial tweak to AB Composition
From:     Philippe Le H├ęgaret
Comment:  https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/540
Response: https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/540#issuecomment-859224830
Changes:  https://github.com/w3c/w3process/commit/c8e0872052b91fca0f8936f21f419e352a912a20
Closed:   Accepted
Issue 4. #
Summary:  Ensure specs and standards have published user research
From:     Daniel Appelquist
Comment:  https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/551
Response: https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/551#issuecomment-872610856
Closed:   Deferred (Out Of Scope)
Issue 5. #
Summary:  Archiving discussion attachments
From:     fantasai
Comment:  https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/552
Closed:   Deferred
Verified: Reporter is editor
Issue 6. #
Summary:  Misleading characterization of the Patent Policy
From:     Wendy Seltzer
Comment:  https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/570
Response: https://github.com/w3c/w3process/pull/569
Closed:   Accepted
Verified: Director's decision
Issue 7. #
Summary:  Should not be possible to change Normative references of the Process without member approval
From:     James Rosewell
Comment:  https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-w3process/2021Aug/0006.html
Response: https://github.com/w3c/w3process/pull/571
Closed:   Accepted
Verified: Director's decision
Issue 8. #
Summary:  Define how to interpret potential conflicts between the Membership Agreement, Process document and normative references
From:     James Rosewell
Comment:  https://github.com/w3c/w3process/issues/574
Response: https://github.com/w3c/w3process/pull/572
Closed:   Deferred
Verified: Director's Decision