A dictator for one and all
Jeremy Keith mentions that Hixie is a self-described WHATWG dictator of sorts and says that it sounds shocking. But how could it be any other way? The creative process has always been a hierarchical one. I’ve never ever experienced it to work well any other way.
Anything that you create from scratch is best lead by a very small group or better still, by a single competent and experienced leader. These people are rare and even rarer still is that they get to do what they do best. The WHATWG can count themselves lucky that they have such a person cracking the whip, benevolently or not.
Via Daring Fireball