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Re: wg members status

From: Nick Drago <nickdrago@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 18:36:33 -0400
Message-ID: <e7acd0290704111536u53c4652du27dbc435fd938f5@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ariel Perez" <ariel@vcl.desoft.cu>
Cc: "HTML5 mailing list" <public-html@w3.org>
Ariel Perez <ariel@vcl.desoft.cu> wrote:
>
> Now, I'm just trying to get in shape and update myself with the drafts to
> see what's the status of things out there, and for sure, hopefully I will
> contribute to the list with my opinions.


I agree. I assume that people joined the mailing list because they are
interested, and may need time to get up to speed before they contribute
their ideas.

Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> There are people on the WHATWG list who have lurked for years and sent
> just one e-mail, but that e-mail may have solved a critical problem [...]
> some people read and comment on everything, others have their pet feature
> and only pipe up for that.


I have also found this to be true. The WG's charter states that there is no
minimum requirement for participation, and I do not see the need to create
different statuses for members. It should be as easy as possible for people
(who have already completed the application and patent policy) to
contribute, without imposing restrictions which might cause people to post
unneeded messages just to maintain their status.

-- 
Nick Drago
http://dragotown.com
Received on Thursday, 12 April 2007 00:46:55 UTC

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