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

Hallam-Baker, Phillip pbaker at
Mon Jun 23 21:41:29 CEST 2003

Randy Writes:

not completely true.  increasingly, directorates and less formal
constructs are being used as document and srchitecture review
teams.  this is a massive help, at least for me.

The reason that so many people have no confidence in the IETF is exactly
this type of closed and unaccountable process by the inner circle.

That type of behavior is not open and it is not inclusive. It is an old boys
network (and yes they almost always are boys).

You can call the IETF what you will, but you cannot defend that as an open

Why then is it to be considered superior to closed decisions taken behind
corporate doors? How are you going to defend your closed decisions in
persuit of your private interests against their closed decisions?


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