[opensource-dev] Viewer Policy Changes: Clarity vs. giving clarifications (was: opensource-dev Digest, Vol 25, Issue 25)

Tigro Spottystripes tigrospottystripes at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 16:46:14 PST 2012


Hasn't LL said in the past that statements by employees should not be
interpreted as representing the opinions of LL itself, specially when it
comes to policies and rules and such?

On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 12:42 PM, Boroondas Gupte <
sllists at boroon.dasgupta.ch> wrote:

>  On 02/26/2012 02:08 PM, John Jackson wrote:
> > It's just another LL intentionally fuzzy policy.
> > This allows them to make whatever ruling they like when the time comes
> and
> > claim it has been stated "Policy".
> >
> > You will not get any real clarification.
>
> At an inworld meeting, Oz has given the third party viewer developers some
> clarification. Though, I'd prefer policies to be written such that they are
> clear in and of themselves. This doesn't mean they cannot let some room for
> interpretation, but a policy shouldn't give a reader with common sense but
> not knowing about the clarifications an impression that clearly contradicts
> the actual intention of the policy.
>
> @Oz: If the policy isn't being changed to be more clear, it might be
> advantageous to re-state the clarifications you gave us at that meeting
> (maybe summarized) here in public, as they are relevant for more people
> than those who were around at the inworld meeting.
>
> Cheers,
> Boroondas
>
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