Re: [RADIR] Should RADir be closed?

"Azinger, Marla" <> Tue, 15 December 2009 16:07 UTC

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I agree with what you said here.


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From: [] On Behalf Of Thomas Narten
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To: Russ Housley
Subject: Re: [RADIR] Should RADir be closed?

> I have not seen much activity here in quite some time.  Has the 
> directorate outlived its usefulness?

I think there is agreement we don't have a real purpose at this point and energy seems to have moved elswhere.

But, I think the problem statement document we put together is pretty good and I think it should get published as an info RFC. The last version was in pretty good shape (IMO), but hadn't really gotten much feedback either way, so others may think otherwise. (The main change in the last revision was to take out more of the "business judgement"
as being out-of-scope.)

Not sure how best to publish it. We can go the independent submission route, but I think it would better for all if this were IETF approved, implying it had gotten IETF review and folk were generally supportive (and more importantly, there was no serious objecting/disagreement with the content). I have doubts about going further and trying and get IETF "consensus" and make it a BCP or something stronger, as the community is likely fundamentally divided on the question of "how serious" the problem is. I suspect that no one really has the desire or energy to have that debate yet again.

I do think the document should say that it was put together by the directorate, listing the members and so forth, but without trying to claim that because it was done by a directorate, it has some sort of special cachet or extra weight.  But at the same time, I don't think we should lose the history of how the document was developed.


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