To help enable ad-hoc organizations to
without getting bogged down in politics, personalities, or process
[WHAT WG] has a very well defined process… I listen to people, I make a decision, I publish, rinse, repeat.
— Hixie, in #microformats
Templatization of parliamentary procedure in America
Turns out, there’s already a deliberative process (that we can crib from) which takes these into account!
We’re the people who make the GODDAMN INTERNET RUN!! If it weren’t for us, you’d be drooling in your laps instead of on your keyboards.
— Darrell Fuhriman
Analagous to design patterns as programming language failure
(16 of the 23 patterns in GoF unnecessary in Lisp — Norvig)
The IETF's process' rules are very different from parliamentary procedure
But the underlying principles are the same
Solving the same problem in a modern context
Let’s templatize the IETF process like Cushing and Robert templatized parliamentary procedue