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[Bug 9898] The Decision Policy (as applied) is ineffective at getting closure on ISSUEs

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--- Comment #14 from Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>  2010-06-14 15:50:41 ---
(In reply to comment #8)

> 
> > (b) They would like to raise a Formal Objection to the decision.
> 
> The Process document says: "When the Chair believes that the Group has duly
> considered the legitimate concerns of dissenters as far as is possible and
> reasonable, the group SHOULD move on."
> http://www.w3.org/2005/10/Process-20051014/policies.html#managing-dissent
> 
> After a Decision, the Working Group Decision Policy has already provided due
> consideration. If someone merely upgrades into an FO a previous expression of
> disagreement that the chairs have already considered, I think the FO should
> just be recorded and the group should move on. Otherwise, the procedure would
> be vulnerable to DoS by FO.

I'm not saying that raising a Formal Objection is a valid reason to reopen a
decision. Rather, it is a valid reason for a WG participant to post in response
to a decision.

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