Re: Quality of Directorate reviews

Stewart Bryant <stewart.bryant@gmail.com> Thu, 07 November 2019 19:28 UTC

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Subject: Re: Quality of Directorate reviews
From: Stewart Bryant <stewart.bryant@gmail.com>
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Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2019 19:28:21 +0000
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> On 7 Nov 2019, at 17:25, Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> wrote:
> 
> 
> Bob Hinden <bob.hinden@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Perhaps RFCs could list (within the document) who reviewed/approved
>>>> them, and in which role/capacity the review had been performed.
>>> 
>>> +10.
>>> 
>>>> This could serve two purposes:
>>>> - some minimal reward for those individuals taking the time to review the document,
>>>> - encouragement for the reviewers to ensure that an adequate review has been performed based on the role/capacity in which they are acting.
>>> 
>>> I've also suggested that the XML for the acknowledgement section be
>>> structured so that we could extract this information better.
> 
>> All of this (reviewers, Shepard, AD reviews, ballots, etc.) is captured
>> in the datatracker currently.   I am not sure why it would also need to
>> be in the document.
> 
> Because the datatracker is an ephermeral (by historic scales of time)
> database, while the RFCs are etched in stone.
> 
> 
.. and fundamentally it is always nice to be thanked for, in some cases, hours of reading, and that in turn encourages reviewers to do more reviews, and demonstrates to their manager that they doing something the IETF appreciates.

- Stewart