"trouble maker"

Thomas Narten narten at us.ibm.com
Wed Jun 25 11:06:48 CEST 2003

"Hallam-Baker, Phillip" <pbaker at verisign.com> writes:

> But there was consensus in favor of OPT IN, the chair decided to abuse his
> position and ignore it subsituting his own opinion. Read the WG mailing
> lists.

Yes, everyone should read the mailing list and form their own opinion.

> There was a last call, 12 people were in favor, 2 opposed outright, 7 were
> not in favor but prepared to accept the proposal.

I note that you choose to interpret the 7, as the same as supporting,
or not actually being opposed. That is not consistent with what those
7 actually said, as they actually did say no. That results in a rather
different picture.

> Actually there were in total four last calls. Basically the Chair's
> strategy was to keep asking the question until he could pretend the
> result was in his favor.

Again, your interpretation of motive. It is not uncommon to have
multiple LCs on the same document, to make sure that it has recieved
adequate review and all the bugs are worked out. The ADs supported the
chairs on this. At the end of the process, the WG agreed that the
technical issues had been worked out and were understood, but there
was still no consensus with going forward with the solution.


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