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Give the man a break E-Man !
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, March 04 2008 @ 02:04 PM CST
You only get one out of two:

   1. Early = Fast.
   2. Accurate on day one.

Andy's blog appears to have become the center of this BRM hubub on the web.  Probably because of his sincere search for truth (which is not always readily forthcoming when commercial interests trump common sense) or perhaps because he actively searches out multiple sources of information (by inviting others to post their experiences here).

I was reacting to E-Man's apparent attack on Andy' intentions and results which he was vigorously pursuing while relying on the benefits of 20/20 hindsight.  Nothing more.  I don't disagree with his points, just his manner of delivery.  In a perfect world, his arguments might even be fully valid.  Unfortunately, the world is not perfect and we do the best we can.

There are things that are said in any early search for truth that are found to be inaccurate later.  But credit should be given when those inaccuracies are corrected as soon as they are found.  Andy gets credit.  Microsoft does not (since they don't accept corrections).

The BRM process just completed does not get credit.  The individual delegates do (except for those that intentionally gamed the system such as the MS reps that also functioned as HOD in order to blanket-vote yes to all dispositions).

I'm still waiting for the formal tally to be released to see what is actually formally accepted and what is left standing after any appeals get made.  I'm sure the NBs are also hesitant to commit to re-evaluating the spec since none but those in attendance even know what changes were vs were not approved and it sounds like even those in attendance may not have good information.

Question - how long after the BRM do the results get published so the NBs know what it is they are actually supposed to vote on between now and the end of March ?

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