Complex Problems (Was: Re: Discipline of Internet Protocol
mrw at windriver.com
Sat Jun 7 13:36:19 CEST 2003
At 03:47 PM 6/5/2003 -0700, Dave Crocker wrote:
>The IETF has a very poor track record with fuzzy goals,
>and a very good one with very concrete, very near-term and very narrow
You say this repeatedly, and I agree with it, but we seem
to reach different conclusions based on this fact...
Your reasoning seems to run: The IETF is bad at resolving
complex issues, so we should only work on small, well-defined
My reasons runs: The IETF is bad at resolving complex
problems, so we need to find a way to get better at it.
Some problems just _are_ complex... Claiming that we
should only form WGs with narrow charters begs the
question: How do we organize ourselves to solve the
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