Re: [rtcweb] External Review Team

Bernard Aboba <bernard_aboba@hotmail.com> Fri, 08 November 2013 18:19 UTC

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Adam Roach stated:
"I'll make an even stronger statement: I would contend that any strong  push against the use of an external review team amounts to a tacit  admission by an individual that the arguments for their preferred  position are insufficiently compelling."
 
[BA] If the core issues under consideration were technical, I'd agree with you. 
Unfortunately, they aren't.  The core issue (as Jonathan ably stated) is the perceived legal risk.  Convening an external review team of IETF participants to evaluate those legal risks is unlikely to persuade the real audience for those recommendations - lawyers. 
 
If the goal is to come up with a compelling legal analysis, the expert panel should probably be composed of recognized legal experts.  Good luck with recruiting such a panel to work pro-bono.