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Re: Formal Recorded Complaint

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 20:13:52 -0400
Message-ID: <46AE7EC0.7040309@w3.org>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>, steve@w3.org, timbl@w3.org, jbrewer@w3.org, 'wai-ig list' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, wai-xtech@w3.org, public-html@w3.org, www-html@w3.org

Hi, Maciej-

I don't think I understand what your goal or view is in debating this 
issue.  I suspect this may be debate for debate's sake.  Rather than 
debate the finer points of any particular argument, maybe we can start 
to clear up the issue by establishing some basic premises (since I agree 
that often arguments are born out of misunderstandings):

Do you agree that there is a prevailing combative (and potentially 
repressive) tone on this list?

If you do agree that there is a negative tone, do you think that this 
tone is serving the larger good for the community and for the technology?

If so, what's this perceived advantage?

If you don't think think that is is for the better to permit it to 
continue, do you have a pragmatic alternative solution to establishing a 
"banning policy" (or other such remonstrative measure)?

If you don't think that there is such a tone, how can we more 
effectively clear up the  widely-held perception that there is?


(Though I address Maciej directly since he has been actively debating 
this, I welcome replies from anyone.)

p.s. I am also not in favor of a banning policy, so I'm hoping for 
another way out of this other than a tedious case-by-case remediation 
effort by the Chairs and the Staff Contact, which would be a waste of 
everyone's time.

p.p.s. "Why can't we all just get along?"

Thanks-
-Doug Schepers
W3C Staff Contact, SVG, CDF, and WebAPI
Received on Tuesday, 31 July 2007 00:15:49 GMT

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