Re: [L2sm] Adoption poll for draft-wen-l2sm-l2vpn-service-model-03.txt

David Ball <> Mon, 21 November 2016 09:38 UTC

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Subject: Re: [L2sm] Adoption poll for draft-wen-l2sm-l2vpn-service-model-03.txt
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Hi Adrian,

On 18/11/2016 14:25, Adrian Farrel wrote:
> But let's quickly jump from that discussion to try to understand the way forward
> you would like to see. Clearly you think changes to the document are needed and
> it sounds like everyone agrees that that is true. And that sounds (to me) like
> you believe we have a document we can work with to serve as a basis for updates.
> What isn't obvious to me is why you don't think that the working group should
> have control of this discussion and the changes to the document. What do you
> propose?

Fundamentally, given the amount of work needed on this document, it's 
not clear to me that taking it as a basis for the WG work is the 
least-effort option; we should as a minimum consider alternatives - e.g. 
starting from scratch, or using the MEF modules as a basis (I believe 
MEF have recently liaised their in-progress work to IETF).

I also really would like to hear from the authors - their document may 
be useful in its own right (just not aligned with the WG charter), so it 
may be that they want to proceed with it in that direction, as an 
individual draft.  Of course that doesn't stop the WG "forking" it, but 
one might imagine the authors would be less inclined to participate in 
the WG in that case.


David Ball