[Diversity] early mentoring for /any/ draft (was - Re: [Mentoring-coordinators] Participation in active IETF work)

Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net> Tue, 19 April 2016 16:38 UTC

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On 4/19/2016 9:35 AM, nalini.elkins@insidethestack.com wrote:
> think you are right on all counts.  I have seen some very horrible prose
> from native English speakers.
> But, the mentoring program is not just for non-native English speakers.
>   It is for all IETFers.


There is an appealingly subversive possibility in this:  Getting 
"outside" people to review work much earlier in its lifecycle.  We have 
long lamented the fact that we do reviews late in the cycle, after a 
great deal of energy has been expended and people have become 
entrenched.  Getting others to review the work early it its development 
could do considerably more than improve its writing...



   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking