Wording of Engineering Processes Problem

Eric Rescorla ekr at rtfm.com
Tue Jun 10 22:55:47 CEST 2003

<john.loughney at nokia.com> writes:

> Hi Eric,
> > > > Solutions to this problem might include:  adoption of
> > > > quality processes, training, better review during document
> > > > production, flogging WG chairs who produce crap, etc.
> > > 
> > > Or how about simple checks & balances?
> > 
> > I don't think so. The main function of checks and balances in
> > most political systems is to stop things from getting done.
> Checks and balances are used to avoid a situation where one
> group asserts too strong of an influence over a situation.
> Well, one could call the IESG a check and NONCOM a balance,
> though there would be those who beg to differ, but that is not
> my point.
Agreed. All I meant was that usually when you have a check/balance
situation, the check consists of the ability to block work.


[Eric Rescorla                                   ekr at rtfm.com]

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