Draft Charter

avri avri at apocalypse.org
Mon Jan 27 10:57:24 CET 2003


The two week review period has ended.  Except for some minor
wording changes, the charter remains pretty much as originally
proposed.  The following incorporates the changes that have
been proposed during the 2+ week review period.

At this point, we plan to ask the IESG to review and approve
the charter.

Avri and Melinda


Problem Statement (problem)

Melinda Shore <mshore at cisco.com>
Avri Doria <avri at acm.org>

General Area Director(s):
Harald Tveit Alvestrand <harald at alvestrand.no>

General Area Advisor:
Harald Tveit Alvestrand <harald at alvestrand.no>

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Description of Working Group:

Discussions during 2002 have revealed a significant number of thoughts
about problems that exist with the way the IETF operates.  In advance of
trying to change the IETF procedures and rules to deal with these
problems, the IETF should have a clear, agreed description of what
problems we are trying to solve.

This group is charged with producing the document describing these
problems.  The analysis of the problem should deliver the root causes of
the problems as well as the perceived derivative problems.

The intent is that the group will discuss issues on its mailing list,
and that there will be an editing team to produce a clear concise
problem statement on which the group has come to consensus and present
to the IETF as a basis for an IETF consensus.

As a second work item, the group will also produce a proposal for a
process to develop solutions to the problems identified by this working

It is not a part of this group's charter to propose solutions to the

The work items will be reviewed in IESG plenary at the IETF.

Goals and Milestones:

Jan 03 Group formed
Feb 03 First I-D of problem statement issued
Mar 03 Problem statement reviewed at the IESG Plenary
Mar 03 First I-D of process proposal issued
May 03 Problem statement submitted for IESG review
Jul 03 Process proposal reviewed at the IESG Plenary
Aug 03 Process proposal submitted for IESG review
Oct 03 Re-charter or close working group

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