ISSUE: Goal of problem-statement document

Randy Bush randy at
Sat Jun 7 15:21:46 CEST 2003

>    We, in line with many contributors to the mailing list, do not
>    believe that the process of problem resolution will be helped
>    by continued rework of the root issues in what would probably
>    be a vain attempt to achieve any sort of consensus.  Instead,
>    the general tenor and scope of the problems identified will
>    provide a guide in setting up the processes needed to resolve
>    the problems and provide input to the resolvers.

i always found this part particularly amusing considering it is
being pushed by the same folk who so strongly push for a classic
software engineering management view of the wg product process.
how can we think we will produce a good result if we do not first
define the needs and requirements well?


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