Re: [Raw] Alvaro Retana's No Objection on charter-ietf-raw-00-02: (with COMMENT)

Barry Leiba <> Wed, 05 February 2020 14:27 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Raw] Alvaro Retana's No Objection on charter-ietf-raw-00-02: (with COMMENT)
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Álvaro, it might be that the working group would like the option of
"publishing" documents containing background and working-group musings
(perhaps lists of use cases and the like) only in github or only on a
wiki, and not as I-Ds.  I interpreted that as where the referenced
text was going.


On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 6:30 PM Alvaro Retana via Datatracker
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> Alvaro Retana has entered the following ballot position for
> charter-ietf-raw-00-02: No Objection
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> I support the first part of Alissa's BLOCK.
> This may be a nit, but I still find this sentence a little confusing:
> "Additional documents may be published or exist on a git repository, the
> publication format will be agreed by the Working Group at the time the document
> is adopted by the group."
> The fact that the milestones point at RFCs seems to clarify the meaning of
> "published"; but the alternative to an RFC ("published") is more akin to a
> draft and not a document that exists in an external repository only.  IOW, I
> would hope that if additional documents exist, that they do so either as an
> internet-draft or an RFC.  This state is independent of the tools used for its
> development.