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Re: About objections

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 13:49:12 -0600
To: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Cc: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>, RDF core WG <w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1079725752.2474.169.camel@dirk>

On Fri, 2004-03-19 at 10:20, Graham Klyne wrote:
> [Switching to RDFcore, trimming cc's]
> 
> At 08:39 19/03/04 -0600, Dan Connolly wrote:
> > > Speaking for myself, whilst I disagreed with the WG decision at the
> > > time, it was not and still is not my intention to lodge a formal
> > > objection.  The record shows accurately that I opposed the decision.  It
> > > does not show that I objected to it.
> >
> >Odd; I don't understand the difference.
> >
> >It seems clear to me that the WG did *not* reach consensus on
> >this issue. That seems to merit special notice.
> >
> > >   As I recall the process document
> > > requires me to jump through some hoops to lodge a formal objection.
> >
> >I have never understood it that way. When the chair calls the
> >question, you either agree, abstain, or object. And if you
> >object, you object. That's all there is to it.
> 
> For what it's worth, I do see a difference between:
> 
> (a) believing that a certain decision is not the best decision that could 
> be made (grounds for a vote against in a WG meeting), and

To me, that's grounds to abstain, not to object.


> (b) believing that a decision is sufficiently harmful that it merits a 
> formal objection on the record.
> 
> At least, that is how I have thought about these matters.  There are 
> several decisions we made that I don't think were the best possible, but 
> not so seriously flawed that I felt compelled to register a formal 
> objection.  Consensus involves some compromise.
> 
> #g
> 
> 
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