I wanted to remind the mailing list that currently all WHATWG
standards are being developed on GitHub. This enables everyone to
directly change standards through pull requests and start topic-based
discussion through issues.

GitHub is especially useful now that the WHATWG covers many more
topics than “just” HTML, and using it has already enabled many folks
to contribute who likely would not have otherwise. To facilitate
participation by everyone, some of us have started identifying
relative-easy-to-do issues across our GitHub repositories with the
label “good first bug”. And we will also continue to help out with any
questions on #whatwg IRC.

You should be able to find the relevant GitHub repository easily from
the top of each standard the WHATWG publishes. Once you have a GitHub
account, you can follow the development of a single standard using the
“Watch” feature.

* List of standards: https://spec.whatwg.org/
* GitHub: https://github.com/whatwg
* IRC: #whatwg, Freenode; https://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/IRC
* Good first bugs:
* Good first bugs on Bugzilla (new issues go to GitHub, but some old
ones are still on Bugzilla):

There are no plans to decommission the mailing list — but as you might
have noticed, new technical discussion here has become increasingly
rare. The mailing list is still a good place to discuss new standards,
overarching design decisions, and more generally as a place to
announce (new) things.

When there’s a concrete proposal or issue at hand, GitHub is often a
better forum. IRC also continues to be used for a lot of day-to-day
communications, support, and quick questions.


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