Re: [ietf-smtp] Proposed Charter for EMAILCORE WG-to-be

Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net> Wed, 22 July 2020 12:36 UTC

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Subject: Re: [ietf-smtp] Proposed Charter for EMAILCORE WG-to-be
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On 7/22/2020 5:26 AM, Tim Wicinski wrote:
> In the last paragraph, would it harm to drop "and assuming the 
> participants still have the momentum to do so" ?  Recharting will 
> require reevaluation anyway.


Good point.  But it doesn't go far enough.  Rather, drop the entire 
paragraph:


> Upon completion of these three milestones, and assuming the participants 
> still have the momentum to do so, the working group may undertake 
> similar review and revision of other email specifications. Such future 
> work will require rechartering.


Typically, text like this in a charter is gratuitous, since it 
explicitly has nothing to do with work that is currently within scope. 
It's only saving grace can be indirect, to aid in the definition of what 
is out of scope for current work.  But that's best achieved by simply 
saying what is out of scope.

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Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking
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