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merging versus not merging

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:32:12 -0400
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To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, WCAG Editors <team-wcag-editors@w3.org>
 I would like to offer a suggestion about a way forward on the merging.
I've been around WCAG for 15 years and there's a few things I've observed
over those years of strong and passionate arguments.

When there are strong opinions on each side of the aisle like this you can
guarantee that any consensus will be hard won and will be a long drawn out
battle. I've looked over the merging possibilities I agree with Jason that
there are not that many candidates for merging. We have strong voices
against merging. So we would be guaranteed with the huge war and not much
to gain on the merging side.

We have a very aggressive timeline and not much time to do it. So although
I have been on the side that approves of merging [without changing numbers]
I would like to propose that we drop the discussion based on failure to
gain consensus and continue on with just adding discrete new success
criterion on top of WCAG 2.0.

If the merging camp is to win the battle it would only be through many
weeks of discussions for marginal gain. So let's go with the status quo
would not merge and move on to the hard work we have ahead of us and save
ourselves the trouble.

David MacDonald

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