appeal mechanisms was Re: Ombuds-process

Margaret Wasserman mrw at
Mon Jun 30 12:11:50 CEST 2003

At 11:06 AM 6/30/2003 -0400, Keith Moore wrote:
>Let's take these two cases separately.  First, to some degree engineering
>judgement is and must be subjective, so it may be perfectly valid for an AD
>to reject a document on such grounds.  However since the reasons for
>objection are made explicit, they can be the subject of an appeal - the
>appellant can assert that the AD made a technical error in his subjective
>judgement, and the IAB can agree or disagree as it sees fit.

Yes, the IAB could agree or disagree with the IESG's technical

BUT, there would be no point in appealing the IESG's rejection of a
document, because the IAB cannot overrule the IESG and publish the
document, even if the IAB believes that the IESG made a technical or
process error in rejecting the document.


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