From: Philippe Le Hegaret [] 

> But I hope you realize that coming in the W3C community, working with them 
> for while, and then take things away to continue the work elsewhere is 
> received as not working in good faith with the W3C community. This is not a 
> judgment of whether it was the right technical decision to do or not but 
> rather a pure social judgment. People in W3C working groups don't expect to 
> be told to go somewhere else after they contributed for a while. Now, if 
> you're interested in figuring out a way to solve this, I'm sure plenty of 
> folks in the W3C community, myself included, would be interested in finding a 
> way.

Yeah, I agree it is socially awkward that this work on a monkeypatch spec was 
started outside the standards community whose specs it was monkeypatching. That 
was in fact one of the original impetuses for Anne's famous "Monkey patch" 
post. [1] Given that as a starting point for this effort, this move was an 
inevitable outcome---as we've already seen with <template>, the first 
successful web components spec.

Setting aside the social judgement, from a technical point of view the path is 
clear. So although I regret the social downsides, it's unavoidable that if we 
want to as a larger community produce technically excellent specifications, we 
need to be able to accept this social issue and continue with the work of 
making the web platform better, without territorial concerns.


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