Re: Planned experiment: A new mailing list for last-call discussions

Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com> Mon, 16 September 2019 13:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: Planned experiment: A new mailing list for last-call discussions
Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 15:14:13 +0200
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Hi Eric,


> 
> If a point is raised during LC discussion that has not been addressed earlier, then that person is absenting him/herself from the consensus process at the time of LC.
> 
> This seems like it's painting with an unnecessarily broad brush. Consider the case where a document goes through WGLC and has strong consensus. Then an issue is raised in IETF LC on one specific aspect of the protocol and addressed by one of the authors but nobody else speaks up. That doesn't generally diminish the overall consensus for the document


Actually, I realize that someone has made my point better than I ever possibly could.  What do you think of RFC 7282 Section 6?  All I’m saying is that I’m looking at this on an issue by issue basis with regard to a given document.  To me this is exactly what cross-area review means, and that is important because WGs often have blindspots, as I am sure you would agree.

And so that’s a good reason for people to pay attention LCs for docs they participated in developing.

Eliot