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

Scott W Brim swb at
Mon Jun 9 09:22:37 CEST 2003

On Sun, Jun 08, 2003 06:36:17PM -0700, Eric Rescorla allegedly wrote:
> Consider the following thought experiment: take all the documents that
> come before the IESG in a year. Rank them in terms of quality.  Then
> plot quality against "time to approve". Ask what the correlation is.
> If there's not a high correlation, why would you expect people to
> produce high quality work?

Perhaps, but only if you consider the starting point.  Documents which
take the longest in getting through the IESG can have poor quality to
start with, and still aren't great when they get out but at least
they're tolerable.  What you could look for in your experiment is the
change in quality between when the document is sent to the IESG and when
it emerges, versus time.

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