The w3c.json file

Projects operating under the w3c organisation (or related to W3C even if under other umbrellas) are encouraged to specify a w3c.json file at the root of their repository. The purpose of this file is to provide some metadata about repositories so that they can be processed automatically by a variety of tools layered atop the organisation. They can also help humans figure out who to contact for a given problem.

Here is an example:

{
    "group":     40318
,   "contacts":  ["darobin", "sideshowbarker"]
,   "repo-type": "rec-track"
}

The fields that are understood at this point are:

group
The numeric ID of the group in charge of this repo. While it is inconvenient for humans to find such IDs they are the best thing we have to programmatically create links between repositories and a whole lot of other data we have that are using this type of identifier.

Note: If the group is actually a joint task force of more than group, please specify all the IDs of the groups consist of the task force as an array, e.g.:
"group": [35422, 83907]
contacts
An array of people who are considered points of contact for the repository for administrative requests. They aren't necessarily the primary contributor and they aren't necessarily from the W3C Team. Whatever works for any given repository is acceptable. For integration purposes, please use your GitHub ID.
repo-type
String to identify the type and purpose of the repository, or an array of such strings if the repository holds more than one type of content. The possible values for this field are:

rec-track
W3C Recommendation Track Documents including First Public Working Draft, Working Draft, Candidate Recommendation, Proposed Recommendation and W3C Recommendation
note
W3C Group Note including Working Group Note and Interest Group Note
cg-report
W3C Community Group Report
process
Discussion on the W3C Process document
homepage
Groups' homepages
article
Non-spec documents
tool
Development of tools
project
Group-independent projects
others
Other purposes
policy
This is essentially a W3C-internal flag. If set to open, any W3C Team member should feel empowered to help with the management of this given repository. This can be set to restricted to indicate that for whatever reason, it is preferable to let the repository be handled only by team contacts directly associated with it. The default value is open.