Re: WG Review: Effective Terminology in IETF Documents (term)

Adam Roach <adam@nostrum.com> Tue, 06 April 2021 00:10 UTC

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Subject: Re: WG Review: Effective Terminology in IETF Documents (term)
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On 4/5/21 18:31, Michael StJohns wrote:
> On 4/5/2021 7:11 PM, Michael StJohns wrote:
>>
>> For some reason I can't find the original announcement, so I'll just 
>> do this bare.
>>
>>
>> Given the general language of RFC 2418, my best take is that _*it's 
>> inappropriate for the IETF to charter a working group on this 
>> topic*_.   It's not a technical topic, and it does not fit the 
>> general WG model.
>>
>> To my best recollection (which means I may have missed one), we've 
>> never chartered a WG solely for the purpose of writing documents that 
>> purport to modify the way the IETF does business.
>>
> *sigh* Ignore the above. Joel H reminded me of Poised, Poisson of the 
> previous century and Newtrk of the previous decade.   I'm sure there 
> are others.
>

Yeah, it's pretty much every working group that has ever formed in the 
GEN area:

https://datatracker.ietf.org/group/concluded/#WGs-general-area

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