As you know, that’s a topic that I’ve been thinking about for a long while. I’m all for it.
This site was a first step, but even though it has so far been relatively successful it was clear rather rapidly that it was not enough. Once people have hashed out the early steps of an idea here, they don’t have anywhere to go (unless they are already well aware of the tangled mechanics of standards — which defeats the point).
My next step is to set up a place that friendly and easy for people — anyone — to create and develop specs. It is not meant as an
xkcd:927 competitor to W3C/WHATWG/TC-39/IETF but rather as a complement. The basic idea is that you can have your spec there, it gets published at a predictable location, the community knows what to watch, the toolset is regular and well documented, and a pipeline can be created to any other org.
I hope to have the basics up by the end of the month.
This isn’t a counter-proposal to a guild. We need both. But I think that the two tie in nicely together.