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[Bug 14029] normative reference to specification whose author/editor is undisclosed

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Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 05:24:44 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14029

--- Comment #15 from Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com> 2011-09-06 05:24:43 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #14)
> Glenn, I have no way to verify that the person commenting on this bug has
> anything to do with that callsign, or with the address associated with that
> callsign.
> 
> More importantly, it doesn't matter.  Your identity as an amateur radio
> operator, as well as your postal address, are completely irrelevant to your
> activity in the W3C.
> 
> You may not care that you have to make your mailing address public as a
> condition of participation in certain fields of endeavor or in certain
> discussions, but other people most certainly do care.  And for people living in
> many countries (of which the US is thankfully not one), the ability to
> participate pseudonymously may be quite important indeed.
> 
> As for ad-hominem arguments... this whole bug report starts with an ad-hominem
> argument, as far as I can tell.  From what I see, your issue is with the mere
> existence of a pseudonym, and your last comment just reinforces that.  I don't
> see how that existence makes patent claim issues any more complicated than they
> already are, as you claim it does in comment 0, and you don't seem interested
> in explaining what the real issues the pseudonym is causing are.  If there are
> any, and not just random prejudice against pseudonyms on your part.

the substance of my comments 0, 2, and 4 stands;

I do not care to debate the issue as such; I will accept the conclusion of the
WG; however, i wish to insist on a formal process and response, and I hope this
process will lead to an explicit policy in the W3C regarding treatment of this
and similar cases; I also hope that participation in W3C by pseudonym or
reference to works published under a pseudonym will be proscribed;

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