<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small">That's cMOS. They use lower case for proper nouns like Internet.</div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small"><br></div></div><div class="gmail_extra"><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 1:30 PM, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:rse@rfc-editor.org" target="_blank">rse@rfc-editor.org</a>></span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex;border-left:1px #ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">Hello all,<br>
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Interesting thread.<br>
<br>
I am sympathetic to how capitalization rules can be confusing to<br>
everyone (not just non-native English speakers). That said, I think<br>
simply requiring "Working Group" in all instances is not really the<br>
right approach for a variety of reasons. For one, it's really not a<br>
unique term of art; other SDOs (e.g., IEEE - see<br>
<a href="https://standards.ieee.org/develop/wg.html" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">https://standards.ieee.org/<wbr>develop/wg.html</a>) use "working groups" as<br>
well. For another, being able to talk about working groups as opposed<br>
to, for instance, the Internet Area Working Group, is useful.<br>
<br>
In this case, the RFC Editor will stick with the CMOS guidelines about<br>
capitalization, which summarized say that when used as a proper noun, we<br>
will capitalize it. When used as a common noun, we won't.<br>
<br>
Hope that helps,<br>
Heather<br>
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