Re: W3C Solid Community Group

I’ve unfortunately got a conflict for tomorrow – but I have some reservations about the agenda as proposed.

There are likely some issues or pull requests in that list that could fill up two hours of discussion on their own without coming to a definitive conclusion. I’m not sure that a live session - where the vast majority of the group may have little to no context on the substance of a given issue or pull request - is going to be constructive.

Working through outstanding issues or pull requests should always happen out-of-band, because people need time to dig in and research to be able to provide constructive feedback and/or correct solutions. In cases where we’re at an impasse, we can certainly surface these as candidates for discussion on the call, but we have to ensure that the people involved in that issue or pull request will actually be attending first.

I do think there is value in an exercise where people vote up and prioritize outstanding issues or pull requests that they think demand immediate attention, and maybe some identification of important items can happen on the call, but we should agree on an offline mechanism. If agreement on that approach can happen on the call, and those ideas can be posted back to the mailing list after so people know how to mark/vote up accordingly, that’d be great.

From: Mitzi László <>
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 9:15 AM
To: public-solid <>
Subject: W3C Solid Community Group
Resent-From: <>
Resent-Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 9:14 AM

Hi W3C Solid Community Group,

You can find the final agenda and call in details for the call tomorrow at 1400 CET. [1]

There are 85 open issues and pull requests on the Solid specifications. The agenda is to work through them one by one and decide on a route forward.

There is a lot to get through this week so the meeting will be two hours long.

The person who opened the pull request or issue will be responsible for presenting the pending items that needs to be decided together. Please prepare a presentation of the options of routes forward and the pros and cons/ considerations for each route. Please focus on what is most important in as little time as possible.

If there is a difference of opinion the Solid Specifications Repository Manager and Solid Leader will decide on the route forward as defined in the agreed process.



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