Re: [decade] WG Action: Conclusion of Decoupled Application Data Enroute (decade)

Konstantinos Pentikousis <> Fri, 21 September 2012 12:15 UTC

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Thread-Topic: [decade] WG Action: Conclusion of Decoupled Application Data Enroute (decade)
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Dear Martin, All,

  |The DECADE working group has just been closed by your responsible Area
  |This may come as a surprise to some in the WG

Indeed, it has been a surprise.

  | but it should not be a surprise for the working drafts authors

That's fine, but I think some sort of announcement (and even better a discussion) should have been circulated prior to the IESG announcement. I'm not interested into _who_ should have done this. It's too late and, in the end, irrelevant at this stage. But there's an order of magnitude more people on this mailing list than in the author line of all drafts together. I would consider this a breakdown in communication between the inner- and outer-circle. This was far from what, in general, I would call a "graceful teardown".

  | Both drafts do leave any number of key questions unanswered

I do agree with most of your technical comments. I sent reviews on both documents earlier. That said, imo, this action was a bit abrupt. I do recall a few groups that were much later in their timelines than decade is now, and they still managed to do decent work after a (prolonged) slow start.

In any case, I respect your decision, but I do not second it.

Best Regards,