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

john.loughney at john.loughney at
Mon Jun 9 11:22:22 CEST 2003

Hi Randy,

> i am still unsure, but think basically agree.  so let me pick nits
> before getting some sleep.
> > If it matters, I believe two major core problems are 
> > 1) producing quality documents
> s/documents/standards for the internet/
> as i am not sure all we produce is the documents, and i think
> we need to keep our focus on the internet.

Well, at the end of the day, they are documents, but perhaps
'documents & standards for the Internet' would be fine.

> note that the iesg mission statement from london also included
> 'relevant,' another easy to measure criterion :-).

Relevant is fairly fuzzy, I agree.

> > 2) solving current scaling problems
> how about 'the scaling problems we understand today,' or something
> like that, as we would like what we do to last a while?

> > and to add a third:
> > 3) producing timely documents (this has relations to 1 & 2).
> yup.  but, as hta points out, there are subtilties here.

Agreed & I was exactly thinking of that when I suggested the third
point.  Thinking a bit more on this topic, timeliness is a dimension
which is often overlooked in our work.  In otherwords, we should have
some sense of what the target is of our work.


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