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Re: [whatwg] A New Way Forward for HTML5 (revised)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 12:16:29 -0600
Cc: www-archive@w3.org
Message-id: <25C0698E-FD9F-47A0-86F0-FF4786EEE895@apple.com>
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>

Taking off off public-html, since this side point isn't really on-topic.

On Jul 27, 2009, at 6:34 AM, Sam Ruby wrote:

>
> P.S.  My experience (with Decimal) is that the development model for  
> Linux and HTML5 are well more open than WebKit.  YMMV.

But I looked at http://bugs.webkit.org/ and did not see any bug  
reports or patches from you, nor any from anyone else relating to  
Decimal. I do see a webkit-dev mailing list message from you[1], which  
didn't seem to garner a reply (either positive or negative). It also  
references this message on es4-discuss where I explained the  
development process and cited the relevant resources for  
contributing[2].

Studying things after the fact, it looks to me like you proposed to  
implement a feature that no one particularly objected to, but that no  
one else on the project was hugely excited by either. After that, you  
didn't follow through. I don't think that's a failure of project  
openness.

Perhaps your perspective was different, in which case I'd be curious  
to here what you saw as a lack of openness.

Regards,
Maciej

[1] https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2008-July/004534.html
[2] https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/es4-discuss/2008-July/003208.html
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