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Re: On babies and bathwater (was Re: [rtcweb] Summary of Application Developers' opinions of the current WebRTC API and SDP as a control surface)

From: cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:15:51 -0400
Message-ID: <51E99067.5080007@bbs.darktech.org>
To: public-webrtc@w3.org
On 19/07/2013 3:06 PM, Adam Roach wrote:
> On 7/19/13 13:47, Peter Thatcher wrote:
>> I think this is the real issue at hand: You value legacy interop more 
>> than a usable API.
> This. *This* is why I've told you that you're misunderstanding 
> everything. Don't take offense, just go back and read more carefully. 
> I never said anything that implied that legacy interop is more 
> valuable than a usable API. It's a nice strawman for you to build up 
> and tear down, but you are arguing with a fictional character who is 
> not me when you do so.
> What I'm trying to point out is that these goals are not at odds with 
> each other. Your statement above implies that you have taken it as 
> given that we can't do both -- that there is a tradeoff here to be 
> made. If you take that as a fundamental principle, then I can see how 
> nothing I say makes any sense.
> But they're not mutually exclusive goals. Keep that in mind, and go 
> back to re-read what I've written.

     I think what Adam is trying to say is: 

     Adam, I would argue that we can improve the API incrementally 
without throwing out all the lessons we've learned to date *but* this 
means you have to be open to change. It's not okay to use this as a club 
to silence calls for change, which frankly is what we've been hearing 
for a while: "Sit tight while we finish 1.0... it's just around the 
corner. Let's not discuss any changes until we get this out the door."

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