Re: [IAB] mailing list closed, yet asks for comments?

Brian E Carpenter <> Fri, 12 February 2016 03:43 UTC

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Subject: Re: [IAB] mailing list closed, yet asks for comments?
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That's where these drafts have been discussed extensively. Note that
it's *not* an IETF list, because RFCs are for a wider community than
the IETF.


On 12/02/2016 15:38, Doug Royer wrote:
> Thank you for your response, however the question remains. Why ask for
> comments (implying discussion), to a closed list? I can not see my posts
> and I can not see any replies. It seems odd to me.
> Is there a better OPEN list where these IAB drafts that are being posted
> to the IETF be discussed?
> Generally are not ALL IETF drafts being called for comment supposed to
> be discussed on OPEN lists?
> Thanks!
> On 02/11/2016 03:31 PM, Cindy Morgan wrote:
>> Hi Doug,
>> Your message to the IAB list was initially put into moderation, but it was sent to the IAB list.  In this case, there was about a 20 minute delay between you sending the message, and me releasing it from moderation.
>> The practice on the IAB list is that messages from people who haven't sent to that list before are moderated at first (to reduce spam), but are then added to the whitelist when the message is released from moderation.
>> Your request to subscribe to the IAB list was rejected, because the membership of that list is restricted to the IAB. I apologize if the rejection message from Mailman made that more confusing than it needed to be.
>> That said, anyone can send messages to the IAB list (though their initial message to the list will have to wait for moderation).
>> Best regards,
>> Cindy