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Re: Attempting to block work (was: Re: VC HTTP Authorization Conversation)

From: Adrian Gropper <agropper@healthurl.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:18:05 -0400
Message-ID: <CANYRo8iQ4qHcySrjYbPKEsp4gF=WTU91FKHN1XRohyS8z8fAUQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: msporny@digitalbazaar.com
Cc: public-credentials@w3.org
If anyone wants me to leave the group, all they need to do is ask.

- Adrian

On Fri, Jun 11, 2021 at 1:15 PM Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
wrote:

> On 6/10/21 10:48 PM, Adrian Gropper wrote:
> > I'm obviously missing something, and instead of explaining it to me
>
> I'll try to be as delicate as I can, so please take this as advice from a
> friendly colleague:
>
> No one owes you an explanation.
>
> People are going out of their way to try to explain it to you, but no one
> in
> this group should be under the impression that the group owes them an
> explanation on anything.
>
> If you don't understand something, the burden to learn it is on you first
> and
> then, in a very distant second and third place, your colleagues and then
> the
> community.
>
> That said, there have been multiple attempts... and I'm sure we'll all keep
> trying, but coming into a work item and stating that you're going to "block
> work" until someone explains it to you is not acceptable behaviour.
>
> I'd like you to reconsider your approach.
>
> > people are just shouting louder and louder at why I need to get out of
> the
> > way of progress.
>
> What you're experiencing is frustration from people that have spent the
> time
> and money to learn what the VC HTTP API does and doesn't do, implement
> features, submit use cases, and in general "do the work". We now have an
> individual entering the work that is insisting that the group take a
> particular direction that almost every implementer in the group (of which
> there are 7+) disagrees with and stating that they're going to block the
> work
> until their issue (which is ill defined) is addressed. Even worse, that
> individual has not implemented any of what they're proposing and is
> expecting
> others in the group to implement their proposals.
>
> This is not a recipe for a good engagement with any community.
>
> Again, you may want to reconsider your approach, Adrian.
>
> -- manu
>
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