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

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Mon, 26 January 2015 21:33 UTC

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On 26/01/15 19:06, Miles Fidelman wrote:
> 2. Every step along the way, the position was stated that the WG was
> charted to only deal with technical issues, that the IAOC would address
> legal, and contractual issues - which to me are definitely policy related

I do not believe that matches the facts at all. As I recall it, the
WG decided that we do not need to address some issues. We did not
decide or say or acknowledge that we could not address those issues
should they need to be addressed.

In fact the opposite happened, people explicitly said that if needed,
then we could deal with e.g. the IANA.ORG name, but that since we felt
no need, doing so would be silly. Others thought doing the silly thing
now would be good.

S.