Re: [yaco-liaison-tool] The liaison tool: Status Update

Patrik Fältström <pfaltstr@cisco.com> Thu, 07 April 2011 08:33 UTC

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Subject: Re: [yaco-liaison-tool] The liaison tool: Status Update
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On 7 apr 2011, at 10.25, Henrik Levkowetz wrote:

> Hi Emilio,
> 
> On 2011-04-06 16:03 "Emilio A. Sánchez" said:
> ...
> 
>>    I don't understand what data want's to edit Patrik when he say 'who 
>> holds the action item'. If he refers to the person who can 'take care' 
>> of a liaison, this person is selected automatically.
> 
> But if the SDO Liaison Manager is changing, then liaisons which still
> need to be taken care of will need to be updated, no?

Any individual that have a role that have edit access to certain liaisons (depending on whether the liaison is incoming, outgoing and what external organisation is involved) must be able to update the action date and responsible person (that holds the token of action).

I have also seen cases when for example responses of some kind of liaisons have been added without having "link to older liaison" has not been set, so that kind of "cleanup" must also be possible.

For example, as liaison to Unicode Consortium from IETF, I should have such edit rights on the liaisons that have to do with Unicode Consortium (in or out).

ITU-T liaison (Eliot) should have such edit rights to any ITU-T related liaison.

Normally otherwise, an individual only have edit rights to either liaisons they have posted, or liaisons they are token holders of.

Or something like that.

The important thing is to be able to update the liaisons. And we can trust our (IETF) liaisons, so to get fine-grained access rights is not so important. The ability to get things right in the database is. Having bad data in the database -- as now -- is not working in the long(er) run.

   Patrik