[whatwg] A New Way Forward for HTML5 (revised)

Sam Ruby rubys at intertwingly.net
Mon Jul 27 05:34:35 PDT 2009

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> The lesson I would learn from open source is that finding people willing 
> to do useful work is much more important than tools or project 
> organization. While good projects strive to refine their process, my 
> experience is that people who start out by 
> asking project-wide tools or process changes to enable their 
> contribution rarely turn into valuable contributors. On the other hand, 
> people who start out by making substantive contributions within the 
> existing process often have excellent insights into how to improve the 
> process and tools from there. That's not to say this is universal - just 
> what my experience has been in ~14 years of open source development on 
> various projects.


> Regards,
> Maciej

P.S.  My experience (with Decimal) is that the development model for 
Linux and HTML5 are well more open than WebKit.  YMMV.

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