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Reminders from yesterday's call

From: Aleecia M. McDonald <aleecia@aleecia.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:55:50 -0700
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Please review the Compliance draft prior to publication as a Working Draft. If you have issues with it that would block publication, please post to the mailing list by next wednesday (19 September) so the editors can work with you to resolve them.

Watch for details on the tri-part state this week.

We had some permitted uses that seemed close to fully discussed. I will follow up to the mailing list with what I think are final opposing texts that we can put through the decision process of polling for objections, and look for fast feedback on that text. We had other permitted uses that do not yet seem quite nailed down, and we have action items for people to attempt text there. Please be on time with those so we can move these topics forward. 

The f2f agenda is due to the group six days from now, so expect that next week.

We could -- and should -- do a better job on civility, please. I now understand that what I think is acceptable in a workplace is more traditional than where some of us work, so ideas like "professionalism" are not connecting. We span many cultures. Let me try a different set of suggestions to see if this helps. See what you think. 
	Before you send a message, please re-read it for tone. Imagine you are sending it to someone a generation older than you are, and you respect that person very much. If you see something in your message that would be harsh or jarring to send to someone you highly respect, that is a hint to reword your text.
	On the flip side, I see people protesting great offense over text that may not have been meant to be offensive. When reading text, it may help to read it as if it is from a playful friend, and try not to read venom into every line when the author may simply have been pressed for time. 
	Finally, when you find yourself complaining about the tone of someone else's text, imagine someone reading the words you write just after inhaling helium in a high, squeaky voice. If you might sound like you are whining, you might find a way to re-write. 

In brief, I hope we will all work not to give offense, work not to take offense, and treat others and ourselves with respect. 

Thank you all, 

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