MINOR ISSUE: Change focus from image to effectiveness
Harald Tveit Alvestrand
harald at alvestrand.no
Wed Jun 11 16:00:58 CEST 2003
Section 2.1 of -issue-, last paragraph, says:
The IETF creates standards and is therefore necessarily a Standards
Development Organization (SDO) but many participants would like to
differentiate the IETF and its way of working from the 'conventional'
SDOs which emphasize corporate involvement and mandated delegates.
Externally, the IETF is often placed in the same bracket as these
conventional SDOs, especially by detractors, because the
differentiation in the IETF's mission and processes and the rationale
for those differences are not clear. This can lead to the IETF being
shown in a poor light or communications between SDOs not being
ISSUE: This paragraph brings the IETF "being shown in a poor light" as a
problem. This should not be a core problem.
SUGGESTED RESOLUTION: Reformulate the last sentence to say that "This can
lead to the IETF being misunderstood by other SDOs, which can make
communication with other SDOs less effective, harming the IETF's ability to
achieve its mission".
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