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[Bug 10524] Please clarify procedure and recourse for non-working group members when they are unsatisfied with a bug resolution

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--- Comment #2 from Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>  2010-09-01 23:27:20 ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> (In reply to comment #0)
> > 
> > So a non-working group member can ask that their bug be escalated. However, if
> > a working group member does not write a change proposal and champion said
> > issue, the issue is closed. 
> 
> There is a saying in the legal profession that hard cases make for bad laws.
> 
> I think this is one of the cases.
> 
> I believe that the scenario that is being described here is that somebody
> outside of the working group reports a bug, and (a) nobody within the working
> group takes enough interest in the bug to propose a resolution in the form of a
> change proposal, (b) the original person who reported the bug is willing to
> write a change proposal, (c) said individual is not willing to agree to the W3C
> Patent Policy or otherwise is not willing to follow the process that has been
> put into place ensuring that the W3C has sufficient rights to incorporate said
> proposal, and (d) said individual is willing to accept the decision of the very
> same group on the disposition of the proposal.
> 
> Yes, in such a case the outcome would be that the only outcome of raising the
> issue would be to confirm that nobody in the working group has an active
> interest in addressing the problem reported, but even then, the issue would be
> closed without prejudice.
> 
> Relaxing any of (a), (b), (c), or (d) results in a different outcome.

Thanks Sam. 

In the policy or boiler plate bug message it might be good to let non-working
group members know that they MUST join the group to affect change if they can't
get someone  who is a member to write a change proposal on their behalf. Many
people outside of the group won't be aware of the fact that they have to join.

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