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Re: New split-out drafts vs. modular design

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 06:53:10 -0800
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <ED1F01F3-649F-468C-9785-5D4F80D45AEC@apple.com>
To: Lars Gunther <gunther@keryx.se>

On Jan 11, 2010, at 3:09 AM, Lars Gunther wrote:

> 2010-01-11 10:28, Lachlan Hunt skrev:
>> The WHATWG has operated for years without having to adopt a formal
>> change procedure like we have here because the group is not as
>> dysfunctional this one.
> Or you could say that it had a very narrow subset of all HTML- 
> stakeholders in it - and those who did not belong in that subset  
> soon learned that their ideas were shut down.
> The HTML WG is perhaps "dysfunctional" by the criteria that it is  
> very much caught up in procedure and complaining, but that is  
> looking at the symptoms, not the cause. The WHAT WG culture is  
> definately not without is flaws and is one (of many) contributing  
> factors.

Lachy, Lars and others:

I think debating whose process is dysfunctional and why, is likely to  
be unproductive. Yes, it's true that the HTML WG has had some  
difficulties. The Chairs and more importantly the participants are now  
working hard to turn things around and make this a productive and  
comfortable workspace. Let's try to focus on improving how we work  
together and not on recriminations, please. I think getting into the  
blame game produces more drama than enlightenment.

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