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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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Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 18:33:48 +0000
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Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net> changed:

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--- Comment #5 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>  2010-09-11 18:33:46 ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > (In reply to comment #2)
> > 
> > > 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.
> > 
> > Maybe this isn't the case? Maybe non-members don't have to join?
> > 
> > One related post on the comment list [1] seems to indicate that non-members
> > writing change proposals isn't encouraged. But another post to the comment list
> > [2] seems to indicate that non-members writing change proposals is okay
> > according to the policy. 
> > 
> > It would be good clarify in the policy non-member procedure if it differs from
> > members. Many people may not want to join the group but will want to
> > pursue/escalate an issue.
> 
> I agree this needs to be clarified.
> 
> My perspective is that what is stated in the Decision Policy is a few necessary
> conditions, but meeting those alone are not sufficient.  There are many reasons
> why a Change Proposal is not accepted, and IP considerations are but one of
> them.
> 
> Regarding the email that you quoted, I am in an active, private discussion with
> Shelley, and will not comment further until that is resolved.
> 
> - Sam Ruby
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ListGuidelines

No, we have had our say.

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