Re: [rrg] Rebooting the RRG

Scott Brim <scott.brim@gmail.com> Tue, 04 February 2014 19:15 UTC

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On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 1:35 PM, Eggert, Lars <lars@netapp.com>; wrote:
> What we don't seem to have is a core group of RRG participants with the energy of reaching out to and bringing the research that is out there into the group, on a continuous basis. Those of you who feel that the group should stay around, please realize that you need to dedicate some of your own time towards making that happen.

I see it as a problem of utility. Researchers already have at least
one well-respected way to convene. Why would any researcher want to
push an idea through the RRG as it is now? The last time we rebooted,
it was specifically for "architectural alternatives, including, but
not limited to, separating host location and identification
information". There was a unifying mission, a plan, an end goal, all
related to IETF efforts.

RGs are often successful through being complementary to what is going
on in the IETF. I propose that we have an exploratory f2f meeting with
the goal of coming up with one or two missions at that level, truly
relevant to the IETF. We announce it widely in the routing area.
Presentations and papers would not be required but they would be
welcome. If none are offered, we meet anyway.

OK?

Scott