Re: [datatracker-rqmts] Slides for the face-to-face BoF next week

Royer Software and Services <royersoftwareandservices@gmail.com> Tue, 02 November 2010 16:45 UTC

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On 11/2/2010 9:36 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> At 8:04 AM -0700 11/2/10, SM wrote:
> That page is about "Lists should be able to be private".  Do you really want to get into a discussion about privacy?  As the work of the IETF is supposed to be open, I suggest letting anyone who is "subscribed" to a draft see who else is following it.
> That seems a tad radical to me. How do others feel about this?

Who cares who watches?  And who cares who watches the watchers?

I have seen well meaning people have meetings and make agreements about 
drafts, then forget and
just assume that the idea was part of the consensus on the list.

I would opt for everything as open as possible. The less secrets the 
IETF has the healthier it will remain
as there will be no dark corners that other can assume contain hidden 
agreements or ideas.

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