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<title>10 Liaisons</title>
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<h1>W3C Process Document</h1>
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<h2>10 <a name="Liaisons" id="Liaisons">Liaisons</a></h2>
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<p>W3C uses the term "liaison" to refer to coordination of activities with a
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variety of organizations, through a number of mechanisms ranging from very
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informal (e.g., an individual from another organization participates in a W3C
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Working Group, or just follows its work) to mutual membership, to even more
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formal agreements. Liaisons are not meant to substitute for W3C membership.</p>
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<p>All liaisons <span class="rfc2119">MUST</span> be coordinated by the Team
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due to requirements for public communication; patent, copyright, and other IPR
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policies; confidentiality agreements; and mutual membership agreements.</p>
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<p>The W3C Director <span class="rfc2119">MAY</span> negotiate and sign a
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<a name="mou" id="mou">Memorandum of Understanding (<acronym>MoU</acronym>)</a>
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with another organization. Before signing the MoU, the Team <span class=
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"rfc2119">MUST</span> inform the Advisory Committee of the intent to sign and
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make the MoU available for Advisory Committee review; the Advisory Committee
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<span class="rfc2119">MAY</span> <a href="acreview.html#ACAppeal">appeal</a>.
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Once approved, a Memorandum of Understanding <span class=
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"rfc2119">SHOULD</span> be made public.</p>
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<p>Information about <a href="http://www.w3.org/2001/11/StdLiaison">W3C
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liaisons with other organizations</a> and the guidelines W3C follows when
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creating a liaison [<a href="refs.html#ref-liaison-list">PUB28</a>] is
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available on the Web.</p>
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