[Standards] Deprecating Privacy Lists

Ben Langfeld ben at langfeld.me
Mon Oct 12 16:00:44 UTC 2015

On 12 October 2015 at 12:25, Evgeny Khramtsov <xramtsov at gmail.com> wrote:

> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:48:07 -0300
> Ben Langfeld <ben at langfeld.me> wrote:
> > I'm afraid they'd be mistaken in this belief.
> Developers are bad, mmmkay.

Not mad, but lazy. This is one of the defining and some might argue
required traits of a software developer - it's what leads us to seek
one-time solutions for otherwise repetitious tasks. Unfortunately it boils
over into "that's someone else's job" sometimes, even when that "someone"
can't be identified.

> So what do you suggest? Teaching them to be
> better? I bet that's not the goal of XSF. I think the solution is to
> accept the fact developers do not want writing specs in general and act
> accordingly. As an example: do not deprecate XEPs when there is no
> replacement.
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