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Re: Info from HTML5 editors: merging WHATWG patches

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Sun, 09 Sep 2012 12:59:13 -0400
Message-ID: <504CCAE1.6070403@intertwingly.net>
To: public-html@w3.org
On 09/09/2012 12:07 PM, Steve Faulkner wrote:
> also suggest that chnages may need a little closer scrutiny when
> sorting into b1/b2/b3 categories.

Which, to my mind, is exactly what is happening here.

We are pushing our editor team to move quickly to address the bug 
backlog, and to involve the Working Group in the process.  The current 
proposed draft changes to the Decision Policy will require a 72 hour 
comment period before changes are applied, at this point it appears 
likely that we will increase that to 7 days.

But we are not ready to propose that just yet as we are considering 
proposing other changes.  The precise number represents a balance point 
where we enable participation without unduly slowing down progress.  I 
will note in passing that git helps enable both to occur.

And yes, by moving quickly, mistakes will be made.  Thanks for catching 
two so far, and thanks to Silvia for working civilly and constructively 
with Steve.

I'll close by expressing my hope that we can entirely -- or at least 
effectively -- eliminate the revert policy.  The social norm at the 
Apache Software Foundation is that changes that are committed that are 
later objected to are quickly reverted by the person who committed the 
change and discussion commences on a proposed replacement.  Often cases, 
this ends up being a misundertanding and the original commit is 
reintroduced, and that is entirely fine.  Hopefully the new editor team 
that we have appointed will consider enacting a similar policy.

> regards
> SteveF

- Sam Ruby
Received on Sunday, 9 September 2012 16:59:41 UTC

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