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Re: [css3-writing-modes] transcript of text orientation discussion

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 21:25:57 -0700 (PDT)
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org Style" <www-style@w3.org>, "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Message-ID: <901032122.511079.1310617557626.JavaMail.root@zimbra1.shared.sjc1.mozilla.com>
David Singer wrote:

> > I thought it was important to capture the full discussion of text
> > orientation during the CSS WG call today so I recorded the call and
> > wrote up this transcript of the discussion.  
> 
> I appreciate your wish to get clarity and an accurate record, but I
> think need to say that making audio recordings of a call without the
> people on the call being aware is, at the very least, a breach of
> etiquette. Perhaps there is something in  the W3C or CSS documents
> that means participants have given general permission to be recorded
> (and if so, I have not found it); but even if they have, we should
> know when it's actually happening. If participants have not given such
> permission, then permission was needed, in advance, I think, and
> without it, no recording should have occurred.

In hindsight you're completely right, I shouldn't have done this without
explicit consent from everyone on the call.  I'm sorry for my error in
judgement.  My goal was simply to be able to provide those not on the
call with a full record of the discussion, since on this topic I think
most of the expertise is outside the room rather than in it.  But, as
you say, that doesn't justify recording without everyone's explicit
consent, I sincerely apologize to everyone in the group for this.

Regards,

John Daggett
Received on Thursday, 14 July 2011 04:26:26 GMT

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