Re: New-comers (was Re: the old fellowship program)

Michael Thomas <mike@mtcc.com> Sun, 18 April 2021 00:22 UTC

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Subject: Re: New-comers (was Re: the old fellowship program)
To: Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca>
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From: Michael Thomas <mike@mtcc.com>
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On 4/17/21 5:02 PM, Michael Richardson wrote:
> Michael Thomas <mike@mtcc.com> wrote:
>      > that you aren't being aggressive. Part of the problem is passive working
>      > group chairs and that AD's don't scale to deal with that. Indeed, if you're
>      > an AD about the last thing you want on your plate is wg chairs behaving badly
>      > I would think.
>
> I think that ADs have hard enough time just getting any WG chairs.
> Getting rid of poorly performing ones is probably terribly difficult.
>
> Having fewer WGs would help for many things, including scheduling.
>
> But, given the tendacy to having more WGs, with extremely narrow focus, means
> that we need a lot more good WG chairs than we have.

I agree. I don't envy AD's even a little bit. It's thankless. That is a 
structural problem.

Mike