On 12/19/00 at 11:07 AM -0500, Frank Kastenholz wrote:
At 09:28 AM 12/19/00 -0500, RJ Atkinson wrote:
>We can also end the de facto practice of
>using the sessions as tutorials and discontinue fancy prepared
>presentations of the material already in the I-Ds. While
>tutorials are a fine thing, they are appropriate for USENIX
>or Interop, not IETF WG sessions, IMHO.
I tried doing this in my area when I was on the IESG.
It didn't work. The chairs and attendees want this stuff.
Maybe I'm the odd exception, but not only don't I want this stuff, I
try to enforce this as best I can in the sessions I chair. In BOFs,
there are bound to be some presentations, but in WG sessions, there
is really very little reason for it.
How about a first step: In WG sessions that I chair, there are going
to be no more presentations. From now on, one week before the IETF
meeting, document editors will be required to send me a list of
outstanding issues they wish to discuss in the WG session for their
particular drafts. I will make up the slides for all of the editors
with the lists that they propose and their discussion during the WG
meeting will be limited to those lists (with some wiggle room for
last minute additions by the WG). These lists can be posted to the WG
mailing list before the meeting so that if others need explanation,
they can ask (either on the list or directly to the document editor)
what those issues entail.
How about it? Other chairs wish to join me in this mission?
Pete Resnick <mailto:presnick(_at_)qualcomm(_dot_)com>
Eudora Engineering - QUALCOMM Incorporated