WG Review: Effective Terminology in IETF Documents (term)

S Moonesamy <sm+ietf@elandsys.com> Thu, 01 April 2021 09:52 UTC

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Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 02:47:58 -0700
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Dear Internet Engineering Steering Group,

There was an announcement for the WG review of TERM {1].  There was a 
saying of what was likely a general truth in 1992 which is documented 
in the Introduction Section of RFC 7282: "We reject: kings, 
presidents and voting."  The word "king" is defined in a dictionary 
(United States) [2] as "a male monarch of a major territorial 
unit".  Is it within the scope of the proposed working group to 
determine whether that word/saying is inclusive or exclusive?

The draft charter mentions "informational recommendations". The 
terminology is ambiguous as it could be interpreted as meaning that 
the objective of the proposed working group product is to provide 
information or that the objective is to make recommendations.

The draft charter mentions "industry initiatives".  Will the working 
group coordinate with industry initiatives from the United States 
and/or Europe only?

S. Moonesamy

2. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/king