Section 2.4 of draft-ietf-problem-statement-00.txt

Spencer Dawkins sdawkins at
Fri Feb 28 12:05:10 CET 2003

Just to echo Margaret, we were so thrilled that we avoided assuming solutions that we weren't thinking about finger-pointing; Brian has suggested several changes that have fewer judgemental overtones than the current text, and I'm OK with them.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Margaret Wasserman [mailto:mrw at]
> Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 11:58 AM
> To: Brian E Carpenter
> Cc: problem-statement at
> Subject: Re: Section 2.4 of draft-ietf-problem-statement-00.txt
> Hi Brian,
> >We aren't really so far apart. My problem with the current
> >text is that it looks a little like finger-pointing, which
> >the document explicitly aims to avoid. It has a flavour of
> >saying that the power is concentrated because the power holders
> >are bad people.
> This was absolutely not our intent.
> It was hard for us to figure out how to state this problem
> without implying particular solutions (delegation,
> reorganization, selection process reform, etc.), all of
> which will be on the table for discussion in the "process"
> document, but none of which should be dictated by the
> "problem" document. 

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