Re: NomCom 2019 Call for Community Feedback

Stewart Bryant <stewart.bryant@gmail.com> Tue, 05 November 2019 19:15 UTC

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Subject: Re: NomCom 2019 Call for Community Feedback
From: Stewart Bryant <stewart.bryant@gmail.com>
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> On 5 Nov 2019, at 18:59, Salz, Rich <rsalz@akamai.com>; wrote:
> 
>>   I wouldn't think that adding people would help much since a lot of the
>    work isn't divisible.  ADs traditionally read all of the drafts, not
>    just the ones in their area.
> 
> Does every AD read all the drafts?

That depends. I tried to read every draft. I mostly succeeded.

>  I don't know.  But changing the process to say one AD from each area would reduce the load.

That was tried. It did not entirely work.

> 
>> The number of communication paths grows as the square of
>    the number of people.
> 
> Second time this has been mentioned.  There's a huge difference between information-theory and practice.
> 
>>   The way to have less work is to publish fewer RFCs, or perhaps shorter
>    RFCs.
> 
> That is certainly *A* way, but not *THE* way.

Then people would look to take their work elsewhere which has other undesirable outcomes.

- Stewart