"participants in the decentralized social web is so good at fighting each other that apparently we do that work for them.
But it doesn't have to be that way. You might be able to come to consensus on a good way forward. And if you can't come to consensus, you can at least have friendly and cooperative communication."
Looking at https://gnu.org/consensus
Maybe it should be renamed GNU ControVerse.
Quoting @rhiaro in http://rhiaro.github.io/thesis/chapter5#swwg-competing-specifications: (1/2)
"Eventually the Working Group as a whole acknowledged this, and resolved to move forward all of the prospective standards separately, and to stop trying to force convergence.
This decision was controversial in the eyes of other members of the wider W3C community who were not members of Social Web Working Group, and potentially confusing for developers looking for the solution to decentralised Social Web protocols."
Quoting @rhiaro in http://rhiaro.github.io/thesis/chapter5#swwg-competing-specifications: (2/2)
"However the effect was that specification editors stopped arguing about why their way was better, and were free to move their work forward without needing to defend their decisions from people who fundamentally disagreed with their underlying assumptions. Specification editors who had accepted their differences began to help each other, and to share findings and experiences (because they are all working towards the same end goal, after all)."
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