Re: Interim meetings - changing the way we work

Benoit Claise <bclaise@cisco.com> Thu, 26 February 2015 13:12 UTC

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To: Lou Berger <lberger@labn.net>, Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill@hallambaker.com>, "t.p." <daedulus@btconnect.com>
Subject: Re: Interim meetings - changing the way we work
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On 26/02/2015 13:04, Lou Berger wrote:
> Benoit,
>
> On 2/26/2015 6:01 AM, Benoit Claise wrote:
>> Philip,
>>> Is there really a demand for interim meetings that cannot be
>>> supported in IETF regular meetings? We meet 3 times a year, why isn't
>>> that enough? I don't know of any W3C working group meeting more than
>>> three times a year.
>>>
>>> Rather than trying to pile requirements onto interim meetings, can we
>>> work out a way to accommodate these needs in regular meetings?
>>>
>>>
>>> I would like to suggest we go a stage further and change the way the
>>> IETF meetings work.
>>>
>>> People are having interim meetings because a one or two day meeting
>>> on one topic is a lot more productive than an IETF WG session.
>> Or because weekly meetings are more efficient.
>>
> But are these really author/design team meetings or are they really
> interims?
>
> A meeting amongst authors doesn't need to be an interim, it's more like
> a design team -- in both cases contribution of the individuals is
> reflected in a draft.
>
> A meeting that is taking the place of discussion on a list, with
> non-authors contributing, certainly does qualify as an interim.
NETMOD meetings are really interim meetings.
However, point taken, we don't always need official interim meetings 
when authors or design team speak among themselves.

Regards, Benoit
>
> Lou
>
>> Regards, Benoit
>> ...
>
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