My thoughts about the problems of the IETF

Spencer Dawkins spencer_dawkins at
Wed Apr 30 07:40:38 CEST 2003

I didn't want Margaret's comment to disappear.

As we move into process-for-solutions and solutions modes in
this working group, I'd like to see more clever proposals for
involving IETF people who do have broad technical knowledge,
beyond the current membership of IESG and IAB.

If Harald is saying "it's impossible to do an AD's job" and
there aren't 13 postings back saying "you're wrong", I'm taking
this as a signal that we should minimize the amount of new work
we dump on IESG members.

(Did SIR ever get released as an ID? I thought this was a Brian
and Dave thing, but didn't see an Individual draft under either


--- Margaret Wasserman <mrw at> wrote:
> At 02:32 PM 4/22/2003 +0300, john.loughney at wrote:
> >
> >Well, that is a difficult call - I think it may call for
> increased rigor
> >from IESG / IAB folks; some people with broader technical
> scope should be
> >involved in many of the WGs.
> Hopefully, the IESG/IAB folks are not the only people in the
> IETF with broad technical knowledge.  They may be the only
> ones who can work full-time (or almost full-time) for the
> but we should be able to figure out some way to leverage
> knowledgeable people who are willing to contribute part-time
> in this type of capacity.
> Margaret

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