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Re: The Wider Web

From: Rich Tibbett <richt@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:50:02 +0100
Message-ID: <4D52A99A.50708@opera.com>
To: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
CC: Bryan Sullivan <blsaws@gmail.com>, W3C Device APIs and Policy WG <public-device-apis@w3.org>
Robin Berjon wrote:
> On Feb 9, 2011, at 15:03 , Rich Tibbett wrote:
>> Robin Berjon wrote:
>>> On Feb 9, 2011, at 12:33 , Rich Tibbett wrote:
>>>> Your long diatribes and eulogizing
>>> I understand that the process of reaching consensus can be frustrating at times, but can we please all assume good faith and stick to the fact? Thanks.
>> I believe diatribe was the correct Oxford-English description of the previous email contents. That was not intended to be offensive but delivered as a statement of fact. However, I shall refrain from using such descriptions if they continue to be misunderstood.
> It is not misunderstood, I know what diatribe means. And the point is not whether it is correct or not  I'm not interested in seeking consensus on the precise characterisation for each message in this group. The point is that it is pejorative. That's what's unnecessary, both if initiated or in response.

You are right. I apologize if that was considered in any way pejorative.

The process of consensus is a little frustrating when two camps are 
pulling in opposite directions - unable or unwilling to budge. We have 
more time to work on consensus but I hope we're not going to end up 
placating everybody and producing quasi successful recommendations. 
Instead it would be nice to produce recommendations that are 
implementable and implemented, ubiquitous, open supplements that benefit 
all, at the expense of none, to the general web.
Received on Wednesday, 9 February 2011 14:50:38 UTC

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