The need for smaller protocol specifications
Scott W Brim
swb at employees.org
Wed Jun 11 12:00:21 CEST 2003
On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 10:41:58AM -0400, Margaret Wasserman allegedly wrote:
> How so?
> Do you have some reason to believe that there are small groups of
> people that can effectively push something through the IETF that
> don't include a few SIRs?
> If a few positive SIR reviews lead to lower scrutiny by the IESG,
> then SIRs might actually make it easier for a small group of
> people to push something through. Note that I don't necessarily
> consider this to be a bad thing...
[swb inches his way around the solutions lagoon ...]
I tend to trust the IESG, and I have yet to see an incarnation of it
which I would call stupid. If the SIRS reviewers are selected from a
narrow pool, perhaps all participants in the WG in the first place, that
might lead to even more scrutiny. In any case it wouldn't be less.
I agree with the problem as originally stated, that many documents don't
get enough review, especially with what they expect from other
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