My thoughts about the problems of the IETF

Margaret Wasserman mrw at
Wed Apr 30 10:34:51 CEST 2003

Hi Spencer,

At 06:40 AM 4/30/2003 -0700, Spencer Dawkins wrote:
>I didn't want Margaret's comment to disappear.

Thanks.  It is nice to know that there is someone out there
actually reading this stuff :-).

>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.

I think that it is patently true that IESG folks are overworked
and incapable (even in a full-time capacity) of handling their
current work volume well.  Also, I agree with Harald's assessment
that we would have a much larger pool of qualified people to
draw from for IESG positions (or whatever leadership positions
exist in a new organization) if IETF leadership were really a
part-time job.


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