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At 03:04 AM 5/28/00 +1000, Patrick Corliss wrote:
>Could you PLEASE contribute something meaningful?
Glad to. Please read very carefully and then consider the content even
1. It is trivial to create long -- possibly interesting -- lists, of
"groups", or "requirements", or whatever.
2. It is extremely difficult to create a practical list and harder still
to implement it. It is nearly impossible to synthesize a meaningful,
productive list in an open group consensus process.
3. Progress requires action. Discussion and debate might be necessary
prerequisites, but they do not constitute progress.
4. Consequently it is essential for formulate minimal and simple lists,
seeking only what is clear -- even obvious -- and essential. If an entry
in a list can be deferred, it should be, until there is more experience
with the topic.
5. Most of my previous contributions in fact seek focus and constraint of
the group effort, in the hope that progress can be made. It is based on
many years of working within open group processes that succeed or fail,
frequently due to only and just the question of keeping initial steps simple.
6. My previous note was extremely meaningful. Failure to understand that
suggests a need to read more carefully or learn more about practical open
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