[DRAFT] Chinese Web Community Interest Group Charter

The Chinese Web Community Interest Group provides a forum for W3C members to enhance the participation in Web standards work from the Chinese Web community. The group will focus primarily on identifying unique requirements from China, on helping the Chinese members to get familiar with the process of W3C standards activities, on discussion of technical ideas with the potential to be proposed to W3C, on standards testing and implementation, as well as corresponding standardization opportunities for W3C while assisting the participation and contribution from the Chinese Web community.

Join the Chinese Web Community Interest Group.

Start date after AC review
End date +2 years
Chairs Wanming Lin, Qingqian Tao, Zhiqiang Yu
Team Contact Fuqiao Xue (0.1 FTE), Xueyuan Jia (0.05 FTE)
Meeting Schedule Teleconferences: as-needed.
Face-to-face: group face-to-face meetings may be scheduled by consent of the participants, usually about 2 or 3 per year.

Scope

The Chinese Web Community Interest Group is designed as a forum to enhance the participation in Web standards work from Chinese Web community. Topics and areas that are in-scope for the Interest Group include:

Out of scope

The technical development of standards is not in scope for the Interest Group. Technical discussions are expected to take place within the appropriate W3C groups if such a group exists or within a dedicated Community Group or Business Group when incubation is needed.

Success Criteria

  • Participation via mailing list from people representing various stakeholder communities in China, including industry, academia, SDOs, government agencies, developers, regulators, and users
  • Members of the Interest Group join relevant Working Groups and drive the development of work items
  • Members of the Interest Group start or join related Community/Business Groups
  • Constructive feedback on W3C deliverables posted for review on the Chinese Web Community Interest Group mailing list
  • Engagement and coordination with other organizations in Chinese Web community to promote adherence to W3C standards

To achieve this, the Interest Group will organize regular conference calls to update members on progress of work items, and to invite other groups and organizations to present their work to Interest Group participants.

Deliverables

As an Interest Group, the Chinese Web Community Interest Group does not develop specifications or code, and, as a body, it does not have a specific set of deliverables. The Interest Group may make proposals to other W3C Groups with the assistance of the W3C Team Contact when there is evidence of sufficient Member interest in a work item.

Coordination

W3C Groups

The Chinese Web Community IG tracks the work of and shares ideas with the Chinese Layout Task Force, among others. The Chinese Layout TF is part of the Internationalization Interest Group (i18n IG). The task force documents requirements for the layout and presentation of text in Chinese when they are used by Web standards and technologies.

Participation

To be successful, this Interest Group is expected to have representatives from a major portion of W3C members in China for its duration. Individuals who wish to actively participate but are not affiliated with a W3C Member Organization are encouraged to apply to participate as an Invited Expert. We would encourage the global members who are interested in helping to enhance the participation from Chinese members to join this Interest Group.

The group encourages questions, comments and issues on its public mailing lists and document repositories, as described in Communication.

Communication

Informal coordination is done via the Interest Group's mailing lists as well as other communication channels by consent of the participants. The Interest Group is a public forum; its mailing lists and archives are publicly accessible.

The meeting minutes from teleconference and face-to-face meetings will be archived for public review as well, and technical discussions and issue tracking will be conducted in a manner that can be both read and written to by the general public. The meetings themselves are not open to public participation, however.

The Interest Group conducts its conversations primarily in Chinese. Liaisons with other W3C Groups will be conducted in English.

Information about the group (including details about deliverables, issues, actions, status, participants, and meetings) will be available from the Interest Group home page.

Decision Policy

This group will seek to make decisions through consensus and due process, per the W3C Process Document (section 3.3). Typically, a participant makes an initial proposal, which is then refined in discussion with members of the group and other reviewers, and consensus emerges with little formal voting being required.

However, if a decision is necessary for timely progress, but consensus is not achieved after careful consideration of the range of views presented, the Chairs may call for a group vote, and record a decision along with any objections.

To afford asynchronous decisions and organizational deliberation, any resolution (including publication decisions) taken in a face-to-face meeting or teleconference will be considered provisional. A call for consensus (CfC) will be issued for all resolutions (for example, via email and/or web-based survey), with a response period from one week to 10 working days, depending on the chair's evaluation of the group consensus on the issue. If no objections are raised on the mailing list by the end of the response period, the resolution will be considered to have consensus as a resolution of the Interest Group.

All decisions made by the group should be considered resolved unless and until new information becomes available, or unless reopened at the discretion of the Chairs or the Director.

This charter is written in accordance with the W3C Process Document (Section 3.4, Votes), and includes no voting procedures beyond what the Process Document requires.

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

The Chinese Web Community Interest Group operates under the Principles and Procedures of the W3C Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Patent Disclosures

The Interest Group provides an opportunity to share perspectives on the topic addressed by this charter. W3C reminds Interest Group participants of their obligation to comply with patent disclosure obligations as set out in Section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy. While the Interest Group does not produce Recommendation-track documents, when Interest Group participants review Recommendation-track specifications from Working Groups, the patent disclosure obligations do apply. For more information about disclosure obligations for this group, please see the W3C Patent Policy Implementation.

Licensing

This Interest Group will use the W3C Software and Document license for all its deliverables.

About this Charter

This charter has been created according to section 5.2 of the Process Document. In the event of a conflict between this document or the provisions of any charter and the W3C Process, the W3C Process shall take precedence.