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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-26 17:45:35

"Thorsten Ottosen" <nesotto_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> |
> | If you want to be sure to avoid wasted work you need to participate in
> | the committee process and build consensus on the reflectors between
> | meetings... and even then it is possible to fail. Dave H. didn't do
> | that AFAICT. There's no good reason to think that Andrei's impression
> | that "people really liked the idea" should be enough to ensure that
> | the next proposal would be accepted.
> but how should people know if their proposal has got a chance if not by
> asking?

It makes sense sometimes to ask if there is interest in a proposal. But no
one should consider "interest" to imply any kind of commitment.

It doesn't make sense to ask the LWG (let alone the committee as a whole) to
pre-approve a proposal they haven't seen. They won't do it.


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