My thoughts about the problems of the IETF

Keith Moore moore at
Thu Apr 17 09:48:32 CEST 2003

> The algorithm for getting rid of too much work is to abolish 
> some of it, or give some of it to someone else. That means the 
> ADs and collectively the IESG have to give up some of their 
> power to somebody. If we can swallow that, we then need to
> discuss whether the power is given to the WG chairs or
> somebody else. (And as noted above, checks and balances need
> to be augmented appropriately.)

it's very clear that WGs in general and WG chairs in particular already
have too much power - this is why IESG is under such a strain to try to curb
their excesses.  It's 13 people against the mobs.

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