Re: bettering open source involvement

Melinda Shore <melinda.shore@gmail.com> Fri, 29 July 2016 17:56 UTC

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Subject: Re: bettering open source involvement
To: Alia Atlas <akatlas@gmail.com>, "MH Michael Hammer (5304)" <MHammer@ag.com>
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From: Melinda Shore <melinda.shore@gmail.com>
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On 7/29/16 5:04 AM, Alia Atlas wrote:
> It feels like a WG group or topic in a fixed area with agreement could
> get past many of these slow-downs - if there were general agreement and
> a culture in that WG of doing so.

Well, you'd think and hope that would be the case, but it seems
there's always somebody/somebodies around who wasn't part of the
core team and who doesn't actually agree, and those dissenters
can slow the process down a *lot*.  It may be the case that easing
the amendment/revision process can provide a tool for pushing
through documents around which it's difficult to get consensus
but I haven't really thought it through.

Melinda