Registration request for new subtags for Portuguese orthographies
petercon at microsoft.com
Mon Mar 23 17:15:48 CET 2015
You have given this absolute monarch/privy council narrative before. I have never accepted this and still do not: a dictatorship is not appropriate in a standards-related sphere. It's fine until a perfectly reasonable request needed for interoperability in real implementations gets blocked, and even one instance of that is too many. This is not the first instance.
> there is always an appeal to the IESG.
Does it really need to take Cromwellian turmoil to make this process work?
From: John Cowan [mailto:cowan at ccil.org] On Behalf Of John Cowan
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2015 10:41 AM
To: Peter Constable
Cc: Michael Everson; ietf-languages at alvestrand.no; António H F P A Emiliano [FCSH/UNL]
Subject: Re: Registration request for new subtags for Portuguese orthographies
Peter Constable scripsit:
> It's time for you to separate you role as facilitator on this list
> from your role of individual contributor.
Michael has but one role on this list, and that is Absolute Monarch.
His Majesty's coronation oath merely requires that he "willing to fairly, responsively, and judiciously administer the registration process".
The rest of the list members (always excepting the Official Doug) are merely his Privy Council, whose opinions he is well entitled to ignore.
That said, his is a despotism tempered by dynamite, as in _Utopia Ltd._; there is always an appeal to the IESG.
In substance, however, I agree with you: these tags have been sufficiently justified by the standards applied to other such orthographic reforms.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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