Trusting the IESG to manage the reform process (was: Re:Doingthe Right Things?)

Keith Moore moore at
Wed Jun 4 15:34:01 CEST 2003

> the problem with criticizing that original design is the tendency to
> miss the context of the situation and the range of choices that were
> available.
> As is true with so many things that are problematic in the very long
> term, it is often not the original decision that is the problem, but
> the failure to evaluate and modify it over time.

I view these as separate mistakes.  Failing to provide architectural
oversight was a lousy idea.

> BEC> In other words, there was no attempt to solve a scaling problem.
> yup.  i entirely agree.
> however, that does not mean the original decision was bad

nor does it mean it was good.  I see it as example of trying to solve
one problem in a way that inadvertently made other problems worse.

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