The JSON WG currently has just one task in its charter: the minor revision of RFC 4627 to bring it onto the Standards Track. This is essentially a reclassification in place, with minimal changes. The WG will correct significant errors and inconsistencies, but will keep changes to a minimum.
From the earlier discussion in the BoF and on the mailing list, there is likely to be differences of opinion of what “keep changes to a minimum” means for various proposed changes. The WG chairs want to have a process that facilitates open discussion without judgement of whether or not a particular proposal meets the charter requirement too early in the process. This needs to be balanced against having the WG get bogged down in discussions of changes that few people support.
WG members can say during the discussion or during the consensus calls if they think a proposed change is outside the charter’s mandate to “keep changes to a minimum” as well as whether they think a proposed change is technically sound.
Our intention is to conduct the discussion as follows:
If a WG member has proposed a change with specific wording and the WG chairs have not acted as stated above, that person should nudge the WG chairs in order to keep the discussion fresh and to have the consensus calls come close in time to the main discussion.
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