RE: New Non-WG Mailing List: NetSlices - Network Slicing

"Adrian Farrel" <> Fri, 13 January 2017 17:37 UTC

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From: Adrian Farrel <>
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Subject: RE: New Non-WG Mailing List: NetSlices - Network Slicing
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:37:07 -0000
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Thanks Stewart and Alex.

> This list is intended for discussion of network slicing to determine
> an agreed IETF definition of the term Network Slicing, problems and
> gaps to be covered with an aim to facilitate interoperation across
> different operator and vendor solutions. The list also determines (and
> assimilates) which elements of the slicing problems are already
> covered by existing IETF designs or work in progress.

It's good to discuss stuff.

How will agreement of "an IETF definition" be measured?
Or maybe you mean to attempt to agree a definition among the people subscribed to the list and propose that as a definition for use by the IETF?
But still, who on the list will call consensus?

Why is this something to be petty about?
Because I need to know whether this is a list I have to join and monitor in case I don't agree the definition, or whether that definition will come up for IETF review in the normal way.

Perhaps the AD who granted this list with this charter could speak up?