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Re: WG process (was Re: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-webdav-quota-07.txt)

From: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 13:30:01 -0700
Message-Id: <1efbe05bdc051a75c7ceae56675c642a@osafoundation.org>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, "'webdav' WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
To: Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>

On May 26, 2005, at 1:09 PM, Stefan Eissing wrote:
> I would like to express my extreme dissatisfaction with the WG chairs 
> in handling the BIND spec. I perceive your behaviour during the last 
> year as that of a total roadblock, not constructive and only paying 
> lip service to installing and following any process which might bring 
> progress to WebDAV and its goals.
> If there is any way to bring this spec to "proposed" under the current 
> chairs, it eludes me.

Hi Stefan,

Believe me, I can fully understand your frustration here because I'm 
frustrated as well.  I wish I knew what to do.  I've tried several 
things over the past year to try to work through roadblocks, and 
dragged several other people into the process as well trying to solve 
problems.   It's clear to me as well as to others that those attempts 
have not worked.  I'm not sure what I can do besides assure you that 
I've made those attempts in good faith.  I'm sorry they've been 
failures and have tried to analyze whether they've been inherent 
failures, or failures in execution.

There may not be a way to bring this spec to proposed under the current 
arrangement.  One of the options I've discussed with Ted Hardie and 
others has been whether it would be possible to form a new WG from 
scratch to work on WebDAV extensions.  Sometimes with a new WG, there's 
a great opportunity to get commitments from new volunteers, all 
starting from the same position and not feeling like they have to work 
to come up to speed with an existing WG.  It's also an opportunity to 
remix roles, and to have fresh discussions about what the priorities 

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