ISSUE-75: How and to whom are transitions announced?

Announcing transitions

How and to whom are transitions announced?

Document life cycle (pre 2014 chapter 7, now chapter 6)
Raised by:
Ian Jacobs
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Ian writes in

The draft says: "The Director must announce the publication of a
First Public Working Draft publication to other W3C groups and to
the public." In practice we do not announce publications to other
W3C groups other than via the home page (which is to the public). I
have also not heard requests for a second type of announcement to
groups. Therefore, I propose to delete "to other W3C groups and"

But there are various other places where announcements are required (probably even beyond chapter 7, so I may re-scope this issue after dealing with chapter 7).

My feeling is that chairs should get announcements to working groups, and that transitions are the sort of thing they should get.

I also feel the process should be fairly specific about how announcements are made. People should be able to read and learn what they *need* to watch in order to get the announcements directed at them. I don't expect to limit how announcements are made - just set some minimum requirements.
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Related emails:
  1. [minutes] and summary of 27 January 2014 Revising W3C Process Community Group Teleconference (from on 2014-01-27)
  2. Re: Comments on 6 December 2013 Chapter 7 draft (from on 2013-12-13)
  3. w3process-ISSUE-75 (Announcing transitions): How and to whom are transitions announced? [Document life cycle (ch 7)] (from on 2013-12-12)

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The discussion seems to have stopped, it is not clear that any further changes are being suggested.

Charles 'chaals' (McCathie) Nevile, 22 Jan 2014, 12:39:54

The TF believes that it is important to announce new work to both the other W3C Groups and the Public. The mechanisms used for announcement are left up to the Team to determine and should reflect current usage of announcement mechanisms.

Steve Zilles, 27 Jan 2014, 16:34:19

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