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

Keith Moore <moore@network-heretics.com> Mon, 27 September 2021 18:18 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Gendispatch] New Version Notification - draft-eggert-bcp45bis-04.txt
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On 9/26/21 8:04 PM, Martin Thomson wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 27, 2021, at 04:29, Keith Moore wrote:
>> Asking for a draft, or at least a concrete set of proposed changes to
>> the current document, seems reasonable.  What does not seem reasonable
>> is to publish the current draft before these identified problems are
>> dealt with.
> This is a process document.  It describes how things work.  Whether you like current practices, there is still value in having processes documented.  I'm supportive of publishing this documentation of current practices.

But it's more than a document of current practices, it's being proposed 
as a statement of "best" current practice.   I don't think the current 
practice (over the past few years) is anything like "best", and I think 
it's done considerable harm to IETF's openness and ability to build 
consensus.

Keith