Re: Wow, we're famous, was WG Review: Effective Terminology in IETF Documents (term)

Jim Fenton <fenton@bluepopcorn.net> Wed, 14 April 2021 18:02 UTC

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From: "Jim Fenton" <fenton@bluepopcorn.net>
To: "Eliot Lear" <lear@cisco.com>
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Subject: Re: Wow, we're famous, was WG Review: Effective Terminology in IETF Documents (term)
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:01:55 -0700
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On 14 Apr 2021, at 10:33, Eliot Lear wrote:

> What does this mean to the IETF?  I don’t think it means “stop 
> doing TERM”.  Rather I think it means that we should work on the 
> other aspects.  We should make it easy and fun to be here.  And mostly 
> it is fun (of course I’m biased), but sometimes it’s not easy.

The question I keep asking myself (and I don’t have an answer) is 
whether by focusing on terminology in this way we are distracting 
ourselves from making more meaningful efforts to make IETF more 
inclusive. I don’t know what those more meaningful efforts might be, 
but I hope we’re addressing the big problems first.

-Jim