Cutting through the accumulating sludge (was: Re: Doing the Right Things? and/or WG Quality Processes WG)

john.loughney at john.loughney at
Tue Jun 3 07:18:48 CEST 2003

Hi John,

> For those who don't like reading my long notes -- at least 
> before they know what they have to say -- this note suggests 
> that we bypass WGs and even BOFs for most of this work and adopt 
> a model that uses
> 	* proposal-> affirmative decision -> implementation ->
> 	subsequent review and write up -> Last Call and BCP if needed
> and
> 	* proposal -> negative decision -> discussion/ debate/
> 	serious write up -> Last Call
> instead of pretending the tuning suggestions about WG process 
> are technical standards.  It explains why I think that is 
> appropriate, probably necessary, and The Right Thing to Do.

That sounds like a reasonable way forward, but there are the boring
details of where to feed the proposals, get the decision, do
the review, who should take the lead, etc.  I think this is
what we need to decide to do in the next week or two.

Some detailed comments in following mails.

John L.

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