[rfc-i] draft-iab-ise-model-03 comments

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 20:30:14 PDT 2011

On 2011-10-27 16:11, Dave CROCKER wrote:
> On 10/27/2011 2:39 AM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>>> >  The document currently says:
>>> >
>>> >      The Independent Submission Editor is an individual who may have
>>> >      assistants and who is responsible for:
>>> >
>>> >  At least in the past, a team could and did volunteer to serve;
>>> whether they
>>> >  organized themselves as lead and assistants or equals was not
>>> really the
>>> >  point.  I would suggest "is an individual or team who is
>>> responsible for:"
>> It isn't clear to me, however, that a team can really be viable without
>> a designated team leader, or at least a designated convenor. Maybe
>> "assistants"
>> conveys the wrong message, though - this would clearly be a team of
>> equals. I think this could be wordsmithed to give the IAB some discretion
>> when making the appointment.
> It is possible for a team to self-organize, to function coherently, and
> to meet deadlines reliably, all without a leader ensuring that things
> get done properly and on time.  It's possible.  It's also extremely rare
> and it's not something that an organization should or even can rely on
> happening.
> The ISE is a person.  The ISE can form a team to assist the ISE.
> The existing wording works nicely, modulo vocabulary tweaking as folks
> wish. (I don't understand what 'discretion' Brian has in mind.)

If Abbott and Costello volunteered to act jointly as ISE, with a clear
indication of how they would self-organize, the IAB might wish to
appoint them. A carefully placed weasel word such as "normally"
would make that possible.


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