[rfc-i] Re: [mpowr] Increasing WG chair role in RFC-editor editing process?

David Meyer dmm at 1-4-5.net
Sun Feb 29 14:12:40 PST 2004


On Sun, Feb 29, 2004 at 08:46:26AM +0200, Pekka Savola wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> This little practicality has hit me as WG chair a couple of times, 
>> so.. perhas this is just a matter of RFC editor changing its process, 
>> but if not, this should be another tiny improvement in the process.
>> 
>> When a document which is product of a WG is being edited by the RFC 
>> editor, any questions/issues/etc. are addressed to the document 
>> authors and the shepherding AD.
>> 
>> My argument is that this list should be the document authors (or 
>> editor, whatever's the case), WG chairs, and the shepherding AD.
>> 
>> The AD's job would be just to ensure that WG chairs don't get out of
>> hand.. and the final check & balance would be at AUTH48, AD approving
>> that the document hasn't been substantially modified.
>> 
>> This kind of slight "power raise" helps in the scenario where the 
>> document authors have gone dormant, and are not responding to their 
>> mails in {days, weeks, months, never}.
>> 
>> Currently either the AD has to take care of these issues, or act as an 
>> SMTP relay between the RFC editor and the chairs.
>> 
>> Would make sense?

	Pekka,

	I think this would be a place there there is good "bang
	for the WG time buck", and fits well in the "Chair as
	<partial> shepherd" framework that is developing.

	Dave



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