In a message dated 04/04/2004 20:44:16 GMT Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
To be approved a spec
must pass two separate and independent votes: one by those who worked
on the spec, and one by interested parties who did not participate in
the development of the spec, and made no investment to be wasted if
the specification fails to pass the vote. Sadly, I know of no
standards body that operates in such a bicameral fashion.
Isn't that how the W3C process works in theory?
The WG de facto decides a specification is ready and at the Proposed Recommendation stage the whole W3C membership gets to vote.
Is your point that those companies who work on the WG should not get a vote at the PR stage?
It would be interesting to know what % of W3C membership actually votes on each spec.