If one is advocating for something they strongly believe in, theyOn Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 3:53 PM, Stephen John Smoogen <email@example.com> wrote:
> My view of the matter was pretty much the same as Tom's and I was at FLOCK.
> The language at the sessions I attended was not one of "We would like to do
> this" but that it was a done thing. I realize a lot of that is the 'get shit
> done because we are all together' mentality which comes from conferences but
> by the time I left FLOCK I was pretty sure this was all done and either get
> in the boat or get out. I wasn't even aware of the FESCO items until this
> email as I figured it had been done and decided at FLOCK.
definitely are not going to say "I think maybe we should do this kinda
but it might be a crazy idea." They advocate by saying "I am going to
do this and I am going to drive it forward until I am told no." That
doesn't mean they can just skip all the processes and steps required
to get their idea approved.
Boostrapping is hard. I didn't come up with the idea and this might
not have been the best way to do it, but hindsight is 20/20. I do
hope that if you are interested in a WG/Product that you do
participate because the governance for them is set up and will allow
different WG members going forward. I've also seen lots of non-member
participation be really fruitful already.