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RE: [Bug 5] Bindings and DeltaV aren't fully interspecified

From: Jim Whitehead <ejw@cs.ucsc.edu>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 10:17:22 -0800
Message-Id: <200412031817.iB3IHTom022815@cats-mx1.ucsc.edu>
To: <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>

> > Otherwise any individual can effectively block progress in any spec.
> 
> Not really. I don't consider the particular state of an issue 
> entered on BugZilla of any relevance on the process, unless 
> there is working group consensus that this is the case.

Reopening an issue in Bugzilla indicates that there is not *exact* consensus
on an issue. However, IETF rules only require *rough* consensus. While IETF
rules only discuss entire specifications, and not individual issues, it does
seem reasonable to use rough consensus as the yardstick for determining how
to proceed on individual issues.

One implication of this is that an individual cannot block progress on a
specification in this way.


That all said, I'll note that I just reopened the same issue, and even
though there are several thousand kilometers separating me from Julian, I
think I can still hear his cries of anguish :-)
(FWIW, I do have technical concerns here, I didn't reopen just to be moot).

- Jim
Received on Friday, 3 December 2004 18:18:19 UTC

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