[rfc-i] REOC membership

Marshall Eubanks tme at americafree.tv
Wed Jan 26 09:29:01 PST 2011


On Jan 26, 2011, at 12:23 PM, Glenn Kowack wrote:

> On Jan 26, 2011, at 11:55 AM, Bob Hinden wrote:
> 
>> Glenn,
>> 
>>> I was going to say "it doesn't really matter", especially because we have adopted a strategy
>>> of figuring out various details, and only when we've nailed down all those details do we slap
>>> a label on them.
>>> 
>>> However, on reflection, using REOC seems somewhat less error-prone.
>>> If we call it RSOC, somewhere, sometime, some folks are going to think that means
>>> "RSE Oversight Committee" (as in: RFC Series Editor Oversight Committee) only to find out
>>> quite some time later that they've got the entire scope wrong; a real disservice to the required
>>> breadth of the oversight function -- and far too much focus strictly on the RSE, which would be
>>> counterproductive as well.
>> 
>> 
>> I don't have a strong opinion, both will work.  I do note that people will tend to forget what the acronym means and focus on what the group actually does over time.  So I don't think any harm will be done.
> 
> Most likely so on both points.
>> 
>> RSOC is easier to say, while REOC will tend to get spelled out.  I suppose someone might think RSOC means the RFC Society :-)
> 
> Excellent point. This may in fact be the best reason for selecting REOC: having an I-SOC, and R-SOC, and so on could get mightily confusing.
> 

Yes. Purely as a sociological matter, I can guarantee that people will think that an RSOC is a function of ISOC. 

Regards
Marshall


> cheers,
> Glenn
> __
> 
> 
> 
>> Bob
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> 
>>> So, REOC seems the safer, less error-prone label. (I've tried to find similar sorts of mis-
>>> interpretations of REOC, but have yet to find one.)
>>> 
>>> Also, I'm reminded that we rarely refer to the "RFC Series", except in a few rather formal
>>> references.  In practicse, we refer to the "RFC Editor".  So REOC is a bit more in line with
>>> that.
>>> 
>>> regards,
>>> -Glenn
>>> 
>>> ___
>>> 
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