What should I do?

Rémy Renardin renardinr at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 14:43:17 CEST 2009

2009/4/18 Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>

> Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! This is very, very funny. I
> would like to be appointed Alphabet Tsar.

Good shot!!!

This is exactly what you are called. This is for your RFC 3066 tenure of the
RFC 4646 langtag reviewer business (that you refused, the IESG never
appointed you to, and RFC 4646bis should review).

Don't you think we are grown people? This bickering only removes further
credibility to your critics. You are a world acknowledged expert in
character sets. Your response about semiotics confirms that linguistics is
the largest and most complex existing scientific field. No one can call
himself a "linguist" expert. Except may be the IETF, but it should be
spelled out in the Charter. Your comment on chaos also shows that you are
not in tune with network topology. Everyone has a speciality. "IETF
responsibility" precisely means to listen to everyone contributions. You may
positively oppose those contributions, but not with ad-hominems.

You may have excellent points. Why not to develop them in a professionnal
way, as we took on our time to do. We would be glad to discuss them. We are
no experts. We only are users you the experts fail for ten years. Believe
me, we would only be glad if you shown us wrong and document something we
can use. We gave you more than one year and we feel (may be we are wrong)
you have not moved an inch ahead.

Sorry. What do you want us to do? We can only try to organize ourselves. And
not to follow the tracks you followed since they seem to go to nowhere.
Should we keep to be insulted for that? Again, we are users, we do not
proceed as fast as you the professional experts. You asked already a big
work to answer you. Give us some time to document what we have in mind -
and/or experiment. It will not be months. So this will not slow you down.

Rémy Renardin.
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