Doing the Right Things?
Jim.Bound at hp.com
Sun Jun 1 13:46:59 CEST 2003
I need more time to think about this. I think Keith raised good issues.
I think we are missing something but I am not sure right now how to put
it. But I agree we need to do soemthing.
Are we in that mode now?
I think the bar for PS is to HIGH as one input that keeps going thru my
mind, but that might be fixed with what Keith suggested. I need most of
this week before I can respond with real thought and contemplation. I
assume that is ok with the chairs. Lets not rush this one, but get it
done in timely manner too.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Margaret Wasserman [mailto:mrw at windriver.com]
> Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2003 9:53 PM
> To: problem-statement at alvestrand.no
> Subject: Doing the Right Things?
> Hi All,
> I have a concern about the type of discussions that we've
> been having regarding the process document, so far...
> The discussion has focused quite heavily on who should
> manage the improvement processes and very little on what
> those improvement processes should be.
> The process document currently recommends four separate,
> parallel near-term efforts and a longer-term effort, as
> (1) Form a WG intended to improve the quality,
> timeliness and predictability of IETF
> WG output, by improving our quality and
> review processes.
> (2) Continue and expand our ongoing educational
> efforts for WG chairs and participants,
> including the addition of education for
> editors. A BOF request for Vienna has
> already been circulated regarding this
> (3) Encourage grass-roots efforts to deploy
> tools for voluntary use by WGs and
> IETF participants, particularly for
> issue tracking and document sharing.
> (4) Continue efforts to promote communication
> between WG chairs. This section is very
> weak, and additional suggestions would
> be appreciated.
> (5) Form an IETF Improvement WG that will
> undertake a two phase process:
> - Understand the mission, values and
> goals of the IETF, and develop metrics
> to measure and evaluate our current
> - Make changes the organizational
> structure of the IETF and/or our
> standards-track processes to
> improve the efficiency and
> scalability of the IETF.
> So, regardless of exactly _how_ we organize to do these
> things and/or _who_ does them... Do people think that
> these are the right things to do?
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