IMHO that's an excellent suggestion. It's been my experience that when you
state that the draft is itself an agenda item, previously resolved issues
often get rehashed, sometimes contrary to the clear consensus of the list.
This strategy would also allow less opportunity for those who haven't read
the draft to turn the session into a tutorial. -- Ian
From: Randy Bush [mailto:randy(_at_)psg(_dot_)com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 9:26 AM
To: Scott Brim
Subject: Re: IETF logistics
I would suggest that chairs try setting the agenda around issues, not
around drafts themselves. The main point of the face-to-face meetings
is to resolve issues that cannot be resolved by mail. Put those on the
agenda, and let the combatants present as much tutorial information as
they feel is necessary to make their point -- but don't set up the
editor of a particular draft to give a presentation first, followed by
discussion. Don't even put the draft title on the agenda, just in the
preliminary mail sent out before the meeting. Thoughts?
sounds good to me!