W3C updates its Process Document

W3C Membership approved the 1 March 2019 W3C Process Document, which takes effect today. Notable changes (see all differences) since the 2018 update include:

  • The size of the W3C Advisory Board changes from a fixed 9 to a range of 9 to 11 elected members; election mechanics is adjusted accordingly;
  • Allow one person to represent (with disclosure) multiple organizations in a Working Group;
  • Added new Contributor License Grants to define the requirements for contributions made by non-WG members;
  • Many clarifications and refinements to reduce ambiguities and undefined behavior.

This document was developed between the W3C Advisory Board and the public Revising W3C Process Community Group. Comments and feedback on the new Process Document may be sent as issues in the public GitHub Repository.