Re: [RAI] RAI processes for handling work effectively

Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no> Fri, 16 August 2013 10:03 UTC

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On 08/15/2013 06:38 PM, Dale R. Worley wrote:
>> From: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
>>
>>> 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.
> That's interesting.  I assume that item (1) is covered by his
> willingness to volunteer for the task.  How did he achieve item (2)?
> I suspect that it partly comes from having done the work for 15 years.

He's a recognized expert in the field, and was active in the community 
before his appointment.
And he was appointed by the IESG on my recommendation.
(I wrote the spec for the registry he is expert reviewer for.)

Not that everyone likes him, or agrees with all his decisions, but he 
gets the job done.

>
> Dale