[xrblock] Future of XRBLOCK

"Drage, Keith (Nokia - GB)" <keith.drage@nokia.com> Wed, 06 April 2016 20:10 UTC

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From: "Drage, Keith (Nokia - GB)" <keith.drage@nokia.com>
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Following on from the discussion that has just occurred in the face-to-face meeting.

I would first note that one only really needs a WG to deal with new XR block proposals if the required documentation status is standards track. Perhaps it would be appropriate for people to rejustify why this needs to be standards track rather than just first come first served or expert review.

Secondly, when both PAYLOAD and XRBLOCK were created, there was a view that both these were somewhat special, in that they did not necessarily need to meet, but did need to provide a forum for experts "to turn the handle on the process" and produce something where the relevant experts had looked at it; that in IETF speak is a WG rather than just a mailing list. I do incline still to that. 

Maybe speaking with hindsight, but not sure that the meeting that has just occurred was "value for money"; it could all have been done on the mailing list.

Keith