Re: Status of <draft-ietf-6man-default-iids-16.txt> in AUTH48

Sander Steffann <> Mon, 13 February 2017 10:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: Status of <draft-ietf-6man-default-iids-16.txt> in AUTH48
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:19:23 +0100
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Hi Brian,

> It just seems obvious to me that this isn't a question that belongs in the WG process.
> It's got nothing to do with the technical content of the document.

I fully agree. The text explicitly starts with "Fernando Gont would like to thank" which makes it clear that this is a personal thing from one of the authors, not something representing working group consensus.

> If it was a technical issue, I would of course agree violently. But it's cosmetic,
> so why on earth would the WG even care?

I fully agree. The document is a working group document, but Fernando has put a lot of work in it on behalf of this working group. That that same working group is now criticising him for adding an innocent bit of personal text in the acknowledgements doesn't feel right to me. Why would we need consensus on a explicitly personal acknowledgement anyway?


PS: Random Stream of consciousness: Where has the IETF gone where people worked together to do cool stuff, where April fools RFCs and Shakespeare quotes were appreciated? It feels so hostile at the moment, and that is worrying me. I hope we can all relax a bit, appreciate each other's work and opinions and focus on improving this cool internet thing we have engineered!