Final version of DISI minutes, Santa Fe.
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Subject: Final version of DISI minutes, Santa Fe.
Here's the final version of the DISI minutes from Santa Fe, with Ruth Lang's comments added where appropriate. This is the version I would like in the IETF Proceedings and available for FTP. Thanks! Chris Weider DISI Chair Here are the minutes from the Santa Fe meeting of DISI, from your humble scrivner, Chris Weider The agenda was as follows: 1: Discussion and possible modification of Atlanta minutes. 2: Ruth and Russ's document, mention work done and final form as the paper should be out as an I-D and started up the track. 3: Chris, Joyce, and Sergio's paper. This has been revised twice since Atlanta, and is on its (I hope) last round of reviews. It will be posted to the list no later than Wednesday, Nov 13, in whatever form it has then. Please read it and come prepared to discuss.... 4: Discussion of and possible assignment of the 'How to join a pilot' paper. 5: Discussion of and possible assignment of the 'How to set up a DSA' paper. 6: Future Work??? How it went: 1: We discussed the Atlanta minutes and Chris W. gave an outline of the changes proposed to the minutes. Ruth Lang noted that her comments on the Atlanta minutes had not been reflected in the minutes. She took an action item to forward these comments to Chris W. (Ed. Note: She forwarded and he incorporated.) 2: Ruth and Russ's document was discussed next. They mentioned that they had made the changes which had been suggested at Atlanta, and it was noted by Joyce Reynolds that Jon Postel was eager to see this paper advanced to RFC status as soon as possible. Several modifications/additions were also discussed. Chris Weider wanted to know why the authors did not flesh out entries which had no information provided by the authors but which DISI would be able to supply the relevant information; Ruth mentioned that DISI should not be responsible for the implementation descriptions, as there were some concerns about DISI's liability. However, DISI should be responsible for the sections written by Ruth and Russ. Accordingly, we should not provide input to the implementation descriptions without explicit authorization from the responsible organization or implementation description author. Christian Huitema suggested the inclusion of benchmarks for implementations. After some positive discussion, it was decided that this was something that we should do, but time would be needed to develop benchmarking tests, distribute the tests to implementors, and gather results for inclusion. Therefore, this version of the catalog document will be issued without benchmarks, but the tests should be developed and recommmended for inclusion in the next version of the document. Richard Colella suggested adding a 'date of last update' field to each entry, to let the reader determine how recent the information is. This suggestion was accepted by DISI. 3: Chris, Joyce, and Sergio's document was discussed next. Many people had not yet had a chance to read it, but those who did had several comments. The final upshot was that the people who read it thought that it should focus less on technical details and more on 'What can it do for me??'. Chris pointed out that the focus on technical details was mandated to some extent by the necessity of explaining what makes X.500 so powerful, but agreed that the focus should and would be shifted. 4, 5, and 6. Chris started discussion of the 'How to join a pilot' and 'How to set up a DSA' papers. Several people were of the opinion that there should also be a 'X.500 Case Studies' paper written to show people how to set up and use X.500, and illustrate some of the stumbling points in the deployment. It was also suggested that the focus of DISI's 'How to join a pilot' paper should really be a 'Pilot Catalog', listing points of contact to join each pilot, and some additional information. After discussion of all three papers, (in addition to the paper which had been mentioned on benchmarking), Ruth Lang mentioned that she thought that we should not assign any more papers at this time, and that she would take an action item to get the European versions of these papers and post summaries to the list. The group seemed to agree with this sentiment. The group also discussed the creation of an "X.500 Bibliography" document; i.e. a document that contains pointers to Internet-relevant technical papers, books, and Internet-Drafts, or RFCs. The writing of this document was not assigned.
- Final version of DISI minutes, Santa Fe. Chris Weider