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Re: Decision process in the HTML working group

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2007 12:09:29 -0600
Message-ID: <46420E59.4020403@w3.org>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, www-archive@w3.org

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> On May 7, 2007, at 10:20 AM, Dan Connolly wrote:
>> I _only_
>> have use for
>>   * I support the proposal; I'm willing to help get it deployed
>>   * I object to the proposal to the extent that I want to put
>>     the whole project at risk
>> I'm happy to lump all the rest (abstain/no answer/disagree/whatever)
>> together, for formal decision-making purposes.
> It seems that these are the most extreme positions possible on any 
> issue. And trying to push people towards the most extreme positions is 
> likely to polarize the group more, rather than leading to compromise. 

That point is well made. It gives me pause. I'm thinking it over.

> I'd like to hear what our other chair thinks about this idiosyncratic 
> interpretation of the W3C decision process.

Yes, here's hoping you find time to think about this and respond, Chris.

Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/
Received on Wednesday, 9 May 2007 18:09:28 UTC

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