Re: IESG rejecting purple documents on Wednesdays

Bernard Aboba <bernard_aboba@hotmail.com> Wed, 18 June 2008 17:43 UTC

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Subject: Re: IESG rejecting purple documents on Wednesdays
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> You may think I'm making light of this - and I am, because I> think it's a remarkably silly stance from the IESG - but if> you can explain the difference between rejecting all purple> documents on Wednesdays and rejecting documents that do not> use RFC 2606, I'll be most grateful.
 
The difference is important.  Rejecting all purple documents on Wednesday
is a well defined (albeit silly) policy.  Since such a policy can be articulated,
it can be discussed and rejected by the IETF community. 
 
Rejecting *some* documents that do not use RFC 2606 while approving others
is more dangerous, since it is not a policy at all, but rather, a whim that
"seemed like the right thing to do at the moment".   
 
 
 
 
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