MAJOR ISSUE: WG formation process

Scott W Brim swb at
Sat Jun 28 17:09:17 CEST 2003

On Sat, Jun 28, 2003 11:02:10AM -0400, Keith Moore allegedly wrote:
> often, we're not able to take advantage of the energy that accompanies
> an effort to start a new WG; by the time we get it started, that
> energy has often waned considerably.  this makes it harder to recruit
> people to do the heavy lifting in the group, and may cause the group
> to take longer to produce output.  in rare cases the group is unable
> to produce output while it's still useful or relevant.

Is this a problem?  Why would energy quickly evaporate?  People start
work but then lose support to participate?  Some article in Wired shifts
everybody's attention to the next hot topic?  I'm used to thinking of
the WG formation process as a pain, but it might be a good thing for
filtering out fads.

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