Re: [Gendispatch] New Version Notification - draft-eggert-bcp45bis-04.txt

Lars Eggert <> Mon, 27 September 2021 07:04 UTC

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On 2021-9-26, at 21:38, Keith Moore <> wrote:
> What I believe has happened in recent years, is that one or more IETF Chairs (perhaps in consultation with IESG) have provided explicit direction to the SAAs,

as I just said in another reply, the IETF Chair under BCP45 is permitted to directly restrict posting privileges, without the need to consult the IESG or the SAA team.

> and without IETF Consensus backing for such direction or actions.

BCP45 does not require IETF consensus when posting privileges are restricted.

> Unless I very much misunderstand the situation, to me this looks like a considerable extension of IETF Chair power that was not intended by BCP45.

I disagree. BCP45 is very clear on what powers it grants.