Re: [DNSOP] [Ext] IETF meeting prep and what

Paul Hoffman <> Thu, 17 June 2021 17:11 UTC

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On Jun 17, 2021, at 7:58 AM, Warren Kumari <> wrote:
> While having a discussion with the IESG, I had a look at the number of Active Drafts that we have, and compared it to other workinggroups -- DNSOP currently has 14 listed, with 3 in some form of publication requested (draft-ietf-dnsop-iana-class-type-yang, draft-ietf-dnsop-nsec-ttl, draft-ietf-dnsop-rfc7816bis), leaving 11 "active" ones. Only 6 WGs have more than this, and some of these are in states like "Implementation needed", etc. 
> I think it would be good if we could try and clear some of the active queue (and any expired WG documents that we still want to work on) before adopting many new documents. This isn't "no new work!", but rather "let's try to prioritize existing work first". The intent here is to allow us to focus more on each individual document, and not have our attention scattered between so many.

I would go a tad further, and propose "no new work unless the WG agrees that the proposed new work is more important than at least half of the remaining documents". (And I say this as someone who has just published a new document that could easily be a DNSOP document, but am happy to have it wait a year or two for the backlog to clear out.)

With the criteria that Tim set out yesterday, the WG now has 25 accepted drafts to work on. Even if we move on one draft every month, which is faster than our pace from the past few years, we will still have a dozen drafts a year from now (and more if we make exceptions for new additions).

--Paul Hoffman