Re: Planned experiment: A new mailing list for last-call discussions

Eliot Lear <> Mon, 16 September 2019 11:38 UTC

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Subject: Re: Planned experiment: A new mailing list for last-call discussions
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:37:44 +0200
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Hi, Eric,

> On 16 Sep 2019, at 11:41, Eric Rescorla <> wrote:
> I don't think that's what I said, or at least not what I meant to say. If people who have had their say in the WG subsequently opt not to participate in the IETF list -- for whatever reason, even if because they find the IETF list aversive -- that does not mean that their views are not included in the consensus process.

If a point is raised during LC discussion that has not been addressed earlier, then that person is absenting him/herself from the consensus process at the time of LC.  If the point was already raised during WG development, then that person’s view could count.  After all, if the same point was raised, and s/he answered it once, why would that view be considered no longer valid?   As a practical matter, I don’t know how that would be taken into account. And that is not the same as the person being silent during WGLC.