Re: Thought experiment [Re: Quality of Directorate reviews]

Bob Hinden <bob.hinden@gmail.com> Fri, 08 November 2019 01:42 UTC

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Subject: Re: Thought experiment [Re: Quality of Directorate reviews]
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2019 17:42:19 -0800
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Michael,

> On Nov 7, 2019, at 5:39 PM, Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca>; wrote:
> 
> 
> Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>; wrote:
>> One more comment and then an alternative thought experiment:
>> On 08-Nov-19 08:44, Nico Williams wrote:
>> ....
>> Anyway: my new experiment would be one that the IESG could decide to
>> start tomorrow. It's simply that the IESG would only ever issue one form
>> of DISCUSS ballot, which would look like this:
> 
>> Pat Areadirector has entered the following ballot position for
>> draft-ietf-somewg-somedraft-99: Discuss
>> ....
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> DISCUSS:
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
>> There are still open issues from the following reviews:
>> <links to reviews>
> 
> okay, interesting idea.
> 
>> In other words, the IESG simply busy-waits until all review issues
>> have been resolved, rather than finding and fixing the issues
>> personally.
> 
> Let's be clear: that means that reviewers are expected to engage with authors
> to get the issues resolved.  This might surprise some reviewers.

Or better, the Document Shepard takes an active role to get the issues resolved.

Bob