Re: Appeal against IESG blocking DISCUSS on draft-klensin-rfc2821bis

eburger@standardstrack.com Tue, 17 June 2008 12:26 UTC

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Subject: Re: Appeal against IESG blocking DISCUSS on draft-klensin-rfc2821bis
From: eburger@standardstrack.com
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 12:26:30 +0000
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Sounds like a lot of work to me. In the era of xml2rfc, that could be error-prone as well. For the particular issue, having a notice in the Conventions section might do (it may be there already...). However, it doesn't address the fundamental issue raised by the appeal. 

I don't think the IETF wants to go the path of U.N.-sponsored treaty organization SDO's [if you have no clue what I am referring to, just ask Tom Taylor or Rich Shockey who would love to earn beers for telling about their experiences].  The goal is not just to negotiate a "settlement", but to fix the problem. We are engineers, after alll. 

Moreover, I do not think the "problem" is an individual, where the fix is "fixing" the individual. I would encourage everyone to re-read John's original post. The fundamental problem of not knowing what is critical and what isn't needs to be made clear, and via the IETF's accepted processes.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Josefsson <simon@josefsson.org>;

Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 11:30:05 
To:Brian Dickson <briand@ca.afilias.info>;
Cc:Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com>;, ietf@ietf.org
Subject: Re: Appeal against IESG blocking DISCUSS on draft-klensin-rfc2821bis


Brian Dickson <briand@ca.afilias.info>; writes:

> Here's my suggestion:
>
> List 2606 in the informative references, and footnote the examples used 
> to indicate
> that they are "grandfathered" non-2606 examples.
>
> So, in text that previously read "not-example.com", it might read 
> "not-example.com [*]",
> with the references section having "[*] Note - non-RFC2606 examples 
> used. Please read RFC2606."
>
> Something along those lines, should hopefully be enough to keep both 
> sides happy, and resolve the DISCUSS,
> and hopefully both set a suitable precedent *and* make moot the appeal.

I think this sounds like a good compromise, and it does improve the
document quality IMHO.  John, would this be an acceptable addition to
the document?

Thanks,
Simon
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