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Re: On babies and bathwater (was Re: [rtcweb] Summary of Application Developers' opinions of the current WebRTC API and SDP as a control surface)

From: Robin Raymond <robin@hookflash.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:44:40 -0400
Message-ID: <51E9C158.8050908@hookflash.com>
To: Martin Steinmann <martin@ezuce.com>
CC: public-webrtc@w3.org

When you force something upon people they really don't want, it tends to 
lead to revolt. That's what you are seeing here.

It's really a reaction to a mandate decided by a few early on in the 
process (and even some involved then objected). Now more are joining in 
and realizing this SDP O/A mandate is a major concern, while others who 
originally thought SDP was okay have since changed their minds.

FYI - this "revolt" also consists of SIP people who are against this SDP 
mandate too, not just a bunch of 'new' tech guys.


> Martin Steinmann <mailto:martin@ezuce.com>
> 19 July, 2013 6:05 PM
> The aggressiveness of argument on this list is perplexing.  In every 
> collaborative effort you have to respect and build on what already 
> exists.  If you violate this basic rule, you loose legitimacy to 
> participate.  If I remember correctly there was a vote on this subject 
> some time ago and I don't think it is the chairs being inflexible. 
>  All they are trying to do is prevent total chaos and I applaude them 
> for that.  Keep up the good work.
> --martin
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