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Re: Withdrawal of ISSUE-128

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 06:34:43 -0600
Message-ID: <AANLkTimpMiSH+znAqOCK=BT0wM4qwE-6yL7KJngyuHxk@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Hi Henri,

> My Change Proposal got no support (i.e. objections to the
> counter-proposal) on the poll
> (http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/issue-128-objection-poll/results).

This point should not be a factor, as the polls do not ask for support
of proposals. In fact the boiler plate explicitly states:

"All we will look at is the objections and rationale
presented...Participants should only state objections that the
themselves feel are strong. These should be reasons they truly could
not live with one proposal or the other - reasons strong enough that
they may rise to the level of a Formal Objection...If you feel that
your objection is already fully expressed by someone else, or by the
Change Proposal documents, then it is not necessary to repeat it."

This means that if a working group member felt your rationale was
adequate and in accord with their own rationale, they would remain
silent in observance of the Chairs' directions.

All of the surveys discourage working group members from voicing
support for a proposal. They only seek objections.

Best Regards,
Laura

[1] Full boilerplate statement:

<quote>
* We will not do any numerical counting all the votes. All we will
look at is the objections and rationale presented.

* Comments that are NOT actual technical objections to material in the
change proposal ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE and WILL BE IGNORED.

* Participants should only state objections that the themselves feel
are strong. These should be reasons they truly could not live with one
proposal or the other - reasons strong enough that they may rise to
the level of a Formal Objection. (However, we will not require anyone
to actually raise a Formal Objection if after the decision they would
prefer to move on.)

* It is not sufficient to just cite a Change Proposal or someone
else's comment; you have to actually state an objection. Though it is
ok to quote text from somewhere else if it adequately reflects your
thoughts.

* If you feel that your objection is already fully expressed by
someone else, or by the Change Proposal documents, then it is not
necessary to repeat it.

* To the extent we apply any numerical analysis to the results, we
would weight the sum of all responses from a given organization at the
weight of one vote; however our intent is to primarily look at the
strength of objections, not their count.

* This is not a popularity contest. The Working Group Decision will be
based on the strength of objections, not the number of people
expressing them.

<unquote>
http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/issue-128-objection-poll/
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