Doing the Right Things?

Harald Tveit Alvestrand harald at
Mon Jun 2 16:11:16 CEST 2003

--On mandag, juni 02, 2003 08:47:34 -0400 Melinda Shore <mshore at> 

> I'm concerned that we may be wandering a bit far into
> solutions.  Part of the problem reflects a broader IETF
> problem with getting things done in a timely way; that
> spinning off a new effort to identify short-term changes may
> simply take too long.  It may be worth talking specifically
> about how a short-term effort can be initiated without all
> the overhead associated with wg creation, etc.

speaking strictly as a participant....

I think that for each solution path to be pursued, a core team with 
competence and energy to drive the process is needed, no matter what - and 
that once we have that, it almost doesn't matter how long the formal 
process to start the thing is; they can go to work right away, and do 
course corrections as part of the chartering process, rather than waiting 
for the "formalities" to complete before starting work.

Of course, that depends on there actually being some common understanding 
that this is the right path to take.....


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