Re: [arch-d] [Last-Call] Call for Comment: <draft-iab-for-the-users-02> (The Internet is for End Users)

Eliot Lear <> Thu, 06 February 2020 11:01 UTC

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Hi Mike,

> Does this document represent an IAB consensus/aspiration or is this Mark writing as an IAB member?
> If the former, Mark should be listed as Editor, and the document should include text indicating how the IAB arrived at consensus (e.g. "This document represents the consensus of the IAB arrived at through (internal discussions | discussions with the community | workshop results | etc) " ).   If the latter, the document should indicate "This document represents the author's personal opinion”.

I think you have the wrong end of the stick on this one.  If those on the top material wrote the vast majority, there is not a need to claim only editorship.  The boilerplate at the front of the document makes it clear whether or not the document represents IAB consensus (see RFC 7841).

This is as it should be.  Otherwise we are speaking in codes that people outside the club will not understand, and they have a hard enough time as is.