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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: Sat, 28 May 2005 15:54:33 -0700
Message-Id: <2ceb6bbbb2d55649a484b74698e38d53@osafoundation.org>
Cc: "'webdav' WG" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>, Stefan Eissing <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

Were a new working group to be formed to work on WebDAV extensions, I 
personally wouldn't be making proposals for what to do with that stuff. 
  What would matter would be what the new WG decided was most important 
to work on, and if that had overlap with pre-existing work, then 
whether to work from pre-existing drafts.  If the bind, redirect and 
search features turn out to be important enough to garner sufficient 
support, then I expect those supporters would very likely want to work 
from the existing drafts and implementations.  Progress might then be 
very quick (again assuming sufficient support).

I'm still working with Ted to see if the current WG can be kept open 
and working, but if there's more support to shut down the WG than there 
is to keep it open, that would be good to know sooner rather than later 
-- it isn't too late for somebody to plan a BOF for Paris.


On May 27, 2005, at 6:25 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Lisa Dusseault wrote:
>> ...
>> 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 are.
> I have trouble understanding how this could with those specs we have 
> esentially finished. Are you seriously proposing to throw that stuff 
> away and to restart from scratch?
> Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 28 May 2005 22:55:10 UTC

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