Re: [Ianaplan] Process concern regarding the IETF proposal development process

Milton L Mueller <> Mon, 19 January 2015 16:29 UTC

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I agree with Bernard. I think Richard’s claim that the proposal is incomplete or ambiguous in certain critical respects has more substance than the process concern.

A fairly small number of people were actively involved here but the preponderance seemed to like the document as it came out. Rough consensus was achieved in the end game by asking for formal acknowledgments from ICANN regarding the protocol-related IANA functions and by making it clear that the IAOC could take up some of the loose ends. At least, that’s what made me go along. That rough consensus doesn’t mean the proposal is complete, however.

The top-down vs. bottom up issue would be more significant if the top were acting in conflict with a larger portion of the bottom but the leadership seemed to have some minor differences among themselves and what we came up with was acceptable to most.


From: Ianaplan [] On Behalf Of Bernard Aboba
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Subject: Re: [Ianaplan] Process concern regarding the IETF proposal development process

I would note that both of the concerns listed are under consideration by the IAOC. Also, the proposals from the other communities also include mention of both items. So while it is fair to say that the issues require more work, I do not believe they are process concerns in this WG.