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Re: Proposal to develop best practice document to focus work of W3C FSW Community Group

From: Michiel B. de Jong <anything@michielbdejong.com>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2013 12:04:41 +0200
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On 2013-05-08 14:56, Andreas Kuckartz wrote:
> Michiel B. de Jong:
>> i think instead of creating a best practice document, we can just 
>> make
>> sure the wiki is complete and up-to-date:
>> http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/federatedsocialweb/wiki/Main_Page
> Yes, updating the Wiki is necessary. Volunteers are welcome ;-)

wait, i don't understand your reply. i meant that this document should
be a subset of the content of the wiki. so then:

1) the current wiki content is a good starting point for this document
2) we can use the wiki instance as our document versioning system, by 
simply making every section we write into a wiki page (instead of 
emailing it around etc.)
3) as we write the new best practice document, we are updating the 
wiki, because the best practice document is a subset of the wiki

so then "best practice document volunteers" === "wiki volunteers".

and yes, i totally agree this initiative is very welcome! it is easy to 
sometimes forget how incredibly important this tiny discussion group is 
for the future of the world's (social) infrastructure as a whole.

> I did not propose any procedures on how to make potentially
> controversial decisions. But it is possible that votes are also 
> relevant
> information for readers of the document.

ok, fair enough!

> And sometimes it can help to promote interoperability by explicitly
> recommending one of two or more alternatives. But we do not need to
> discuss that now. We can do that when such a concrete controversy 
> arises.

sounds like a plan.

> In general the document can and should concentrate on those aspects
> where there is rather broad consensus. I am confident and hopeful 
> that
> the document will not be empty when this is a guideline.

great! let's do it. but as i said, let's use the existing wiki as our 
content management system for this.

My 2ct,
Michiel de Jong.
Received on Friday, 10 May 2013 10:05:06 UTC

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