My thoughts about the problems of the IETF

James Kempf kempf at
Thu Apr 17 11:12:49 CEST 2003

> > There seems to be a common misconception in IETF that people can't
> > appeal a WG or IESG decision based on technical grounds. RFC 2026 is
> > quite clear that this is possible.
> This is no  misconception.  Regardless of what some  document might
say, the
> IESG will  not overrule the "responsible"  AD on technical  grounds,
and the
> IAB will only overrule the IESG if there are egregious process

Though I do not intend to go into any details (nor would it be proper
for me to do so), the IAB's decision in the recent KRE appeal was not
based on process grounds. The IAB found no egregious process violations
in that case.


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