Call to action

For those who were not attending yesterday's meeting: only 5 people 
attended and we made very little measurable progress. Instead of closing 
issues, we now have 25 open issues. Clearly, on this pace we will not be 
able to reach CR status this year and will likely require an extension 
of the working group until the end of 2017. It is not clear that we 
would be granted such an extension, so we currently risk complete failure.

To reach CR status we need to demonstrate that we have few open tickets, 
and be responsive to input from the outside. I am trying my best to 
catch up with the many comments, and Karen is helping organizing them. 
Yet the flood of open tickets makes the state of the spec look much 
worse than it really is. Instead of giving up on this flood, I believe 
we can do better. This requires that more WG members show up to 
meetings, and be better prepared for these meetings. Arnaud suggested we 
need more specific proposals to expedite the process.

I have revived our old PROPOSALS page

and added specific proposals for 17 of the 25 open issues. I believe 
many of these are already addressed and could be closed swiftly. But 
this requires that people take the time to read through the proposals 
and ask for clarifications in emails etc. The weekly meetings are 
clearly not sufficient to address all these tickets if we continue to 
get bogged down with lengthy discussions and need to explain things over 
and over again.

Please everyone vote on the page above, if you can. Better invest time 
now than having to sit through another half year of SHACL WG meetings.


Received on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 23:05:51 UTC