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Re: Formal objection to the marking of bug 21727 as invalid.

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:31:36 -0600
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+cfxzF5eUeJzNTSyxKQyHx+oW+RfthtP7A6HaohZK1kaw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Cc: Fred Andrews <fredandw@live.com>, "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>, "public-html-media@w3.org" <public-html-media@w3.org>
On Sun, Apr 21, 2013 at 7:50 AM, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com> wrote:

> While I tend to agree that Fred is barking up the wrong tree (and not
> really helping his case here) - Glenn is being a complete [insert favorite
> swear word here] for saying things like: "The fact that a few individuals
> such as yourself oppose EME is of little consequence."
> Nearly 14,000 people and growing have signed a petition opposing this move
> by the W3C:
> http://www.defectivebydesign.org/no-drm-in-html5
> I wouldn't consider those "a few".
> Anyway… Fred, if people like Glenn do send you threatening private emails,
> by all means publish them publicly to shame them (as it's quite disgusting
> what Glenn wrote to you and he certainly deserves to be shamed publicly for
> being an [insert favorite swear word here]).

Marcos, it is sad to see you resort to name calling by proxy. There was
nothing shameful about my private message to Fred. It was one in a series
of messages over the past few months intending to encourage Fred to follow
established policy. If it didn't sound that way, it is because it is merely
the last in this series, and you haven't seen the prior messages in context.

Like Dave said, it is bad form to forward private email to a ML, but that
is always a possibility, and I stand by the private opinion I stated (and
which you have viewed out of context). I would repeat it to anyone given
similar circumstances.

As for whether 14,000 persons signed a petition or 1, the W3C policy is
clear that lack of consensus is not sufficient cause to not publish. It is
up to the chairs to determine the schedule and circumstances for publishing.

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