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Re: CfC: Should WebCodecs be exposed in Window environments?

From: Chris Cunningham <chcunningham@google.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 09:08:30 -0700
Message-ID: <CALG6eSps-E25P1SKS+qxAxZtKG+Yo-_efHDpKoTiUS95cszyhg@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-media-wg@w3.org
Hi Group,

On yesterday's call I mentioned part of the W3C [process on managing
dissent](https://www.w3.org/2020/Process-20200915/#managing-dissent):

> In some cases, even after careful consideration of all points of view, a
group might find itself unable to reach consensus. The Chair may record a
decision where there is dissent (i.e., there is at least one Formal
Objection) so that the group can make progress (for example, to produce a
deliverable in a timely manner). Dissenters cannot stop a group’s work
simply by saying that they cannot live with a decision. When the Chair
believes that the Group has duly considered the legitimate concerns of
dissenters as far as is possible and reasonable, the group should move on.

I want to encourage this path. After thorough consideration of the option
to defer, a clear majority of WG participants and an overwhelming majority
of developers have shown support for immediate window exposure. I believe
this is exactly the circumstance the above guideline is meant for.

I recognize the potential for formal objections and further escalation.
This possibility is always present in following the quoted guideline.
Recording a decision at least attempts to make progress. Also, FO
escalation is not a given. To those who might file FOs, it is of course
your right, but please consider the extensive discussions and the standing
majority of support for immediate window exposure.

Best,
Chris
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