Public communication channels (was: Mootools and String.prototype.contains)

Alex Russell slightlyoff at google.com
Sat Oct 13 06:57:23 PDT 2012


On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 12:34 PM, David Bruant <bruant.d at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2012/10/12 Alex Russell <slightlyoff at google.com>
>
>> I feel like there's as PSA we should write over on webplatform.org for
>> library authors about how to not be future hostile.
>>
> Some context for those who wouldn't have followed.
>
> The W3C, major (western?) browser makers,
>

Are there major browser *engine* makers not represented? AFAICT, most of
the teams building HTML/JS/CSS engines are stewards (and many people have
worked hard to make sure that's true!).


> Nokia, Facebook, HP, Adobe (and probably others?) [1] have launched a new
> documentation platform this week called webplatform.org
> It's a wiki (based on MediaWiki, which is Wikipedia's engine). I think the
> content is CC-BY-licenced (though I haven't found the confirmation on the
> website itself).
> WebPlatform.org is in alpha stage for now [2].
>
> Since it's in such an early stage and it's not really well-known and
> well-established, is webplatform.org the right place to do a PSA as you
> suggest?
>

Do you have a different suggesetion? It's hard to think of a place that
will predictably see more traffic from folks writing libraries and such in
the future. We can always add such a thing to the new ES wiki, I suppose.


> Dev evangelists could just write blogposts on the topic. It would have
> much more impact in my opinion.
>
> The level of cooperation and coordination of the different actors around
> webplatform.org has been impressive. Until webplatform.org reaches a
> sufficient level of maturity, maybe there is something to leverage if we
> want any sort of PSA to be efficiently received.
>
> David
>
> [1] http://www.webplatform.org/stewards/
> [2] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:FAQ
>
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