Re: [RAI] RAI processes for handling work effectively

Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no> Wed, 14 August 2013 19:31 UTC

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On 07/30/2013 04:27 PM, Dale R. Worley wrote:
>> From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
>>
>> I think one core point here is that for
>> any question asked, there needs to be some identified "someone" who's
>> charged with coming up with "the answer" (or "the information needed to
>> make sense of the question") - and is able to do so on a relatively
>> short timeframe.
> That's hard to do if you don't have (1) a budget for maintaining a
> staff of experts, either full-time or on a consulting basis, and (2)
> granting the "someone" the authority to have their answer accepted by
> all parties.

Michael Everson has been remarkably successful at doing this function on 
the ietf-languages list for the last 15 years or so.

Not saying that it will always work, or always work noncontroversially, 
but it CAN work.