Re: Interim meetings - changing the way we work

"Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com> Fri, 27 February 2015 00:52 UTC

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On Feb 26, 2015, at 3:13 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> On 27/02/2015 11:34, Lou Berger wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> On 2/26/2015 5:23 PM, Thomas D. Nadeau wrote:
>>> Those subteams go off on their own for weeks at a time and iterate as needed. And they work without all of the overhead of a formal meeting. They may or may not discuss progress on the list until issues come up.
>> 
>> There's nothing wrong/out of process with this. The key process
>> requirement is that they do review & discuss changes with the WG at some
>> point (which sometimes *is* sometimes a challenge to ensure that it
>> happens), and certainly no later than when the changes are published. 
> 
> And *any* decision taken that way, right down to the choice to use binary
> arithmetic, may be challenged and changed by the WG as a whole, and for
> that matter by the IETF as a whole when it gets to Last Call.

FWIW, that certainly wasn't the case for HTTP/2.  The IETF is currently
very flexible in how chairs are allowed to apply its processes.

....Roy