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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: Roman Shpount <roman@telurix.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:40:39 -0400
Message-ID: <CAD5OKxtzHvCbci5KskLRqza=kQ2GSxi-gjNqSKykAbiBFtW_EA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Stefan Håkansson LK <stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com>
Cc: cowwoc <cowwoc@bbs.darktech.org>, "Matthew Kaufman (SKYPE)" <matthew.kaufman@skype.net>, Peter Thatcher <pthatcher@google.com>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 5:22 AM, Stefan Håkansson LK <
stefan.lk.hakansson@ericsson.com> wrote:

I have also noted the flame-wars on the list, and personally I don't
> think it is very constructive.
>
>
I think it is up to the chairs to control any flame wars if they truly
break out on the list. At least from my point of view most of the
discussion on the list was technical, not personal. On the other hand, I do
find people buying Google keywords to promote their negative opinion of the
discussion and people in this group being a bit silly. To be honest this is
the first time I've seen something like this regarding any working group
activity.


> >
> >      A few days ago Eric Rescorla wrote: "There have been a large number
> > of posts from a relatively small number of people, but that doesn't make
> > it consensus." I view that as part of the problem.
>
> Compared to the number of people who have been involved in the last two
> years of discussion leading to the current API document, I think Eric is
> right.
>

I did not know that this is a democracy. I thought that this group is
driven by consensus and the strength of technical arguments, not by the
number of people presenting them.
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Roman Shpount
Received on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 16:41:08 UTC

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