Re: [Entmib] entstate-651 Notification Description Changes (Part II)

Juergen Schoenwaelder <> Wed, 29 December 2004 07:46 UTC

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From: Juergen Schoenwaelder <>
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Subject: Re: [Entmib] entstate-651 Notification Description Changes (Part II)
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On Mon, Dec 20, 2004 at 12:45:22PM -0500, Margaret Wasserman wrote:
> >On Mon, Dec 20, 2004 at 08:34:47AM -0500, Margaret Wasserman wrote:
> >Margaret, there is no constant editing. The problem are the turn around
> >cycles. If it takes many weeks to follow up on last call comments, then
> >there is a problem with the management of this WG. You reactions indicate
> >that you do not really want any contribution to this WG
> It is true that I do not want any new contributions to the WG, 
> because we are supposed to be finishing our work and shutting down. 
> I think that I've made it quite clear (on several occasions) that I 
> would prefer to step down as chair of this WG, but (to my knowledge, 
> anyway), no one has volunteered to replace me.  I am not interested 
> in taking on new work that will extend the life of the WG, because I 
> don't want to keep running it.  There is no great mystery here...

The point with the notifications which triggered this thread is that 
we are discussion last call comments that I have originally posted on 
9 Jul 2003 and reposted on 29 Sep 2004. I don't think the last call 
comments can be considered a new contribution and I don't want to feel 
guilty of having done a detailed last call review. Note that I am fine 
to accept a resolution that the unconditional optional notification is 
indeed what the WG wants and then this issue is closed. What we lack 
is simply an efficient process to resolve issues raised during last
> I don't have any problem with the Entity State MIB, except for the 
> fact that we don't seem to be able to finish it.  We keep moving (in 
> occasional bursts), but I am not sure that we are getting any closer 
> to the end.  Are you?  Do you think that the MIB is in substantially 
> better shape today than it was a year ago?

I believe this is primarily a matter of turn around times. Perhaps
you can check with Sharon whether she can allocate some more time
slots to finalize the Entity State MIB. When will the next revised
version of the document be posted? Lets work on the document rather
than this meta discussion which by itself does not move anything


Juergen Schoenwaelder		    International University Bremen
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