Re: [homenet] Genart last call review of draft-ietf-homenet-babel-profile-05

Jeff <> Wed, 21 February 2018 14:21 UTC

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Subject: Re: [homenet] Genart last call review of draft-ietf-homenet-babel-profile-05
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Minor issues:

>>        Rationale: support for wireless transit links is a "killer
>>        feature" of Homenet, something that is requested by our users and
>>        easy to explain to our bosses.  In the absence of dynamically
> SB> Not sure explicability to your boss counts for much as a basis for
> SB> a feature an international standard.
> I think this paragraph is helpful for implementors -- it helps people
> explain to their bosses why we're bothering with link-quality estimation
> when we've done routing protocols with no link-quality estimation for the
> last fifty years or so.  (The Fuzzball LSI-11 router had link-quality
> estimation, but that was in the 1980s.)  Still, if you find the tone too
> informal, I'm open to reformulating.
I too think the rationale is important but the phrasing may be 
confusing.  Being a native speaker of U.S. English (and almost fluent in 
Southern Californiaese ;-)  I found the colloquialisms confusing. 
Perhaps I could suggest something in the vein of "very important" or 
"much desired feature" etc for "killer".  I found the term "bosses" 
leaving much to interpretation and would prefer to see something more 
like "management" or "decision maker", or perhaps even "Corporate" used 

Jeff Bowden