On 10/26/01 at 7:23 PM +0200, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
So, the question for you to answer is, "Are Jim's posts within the
charter of the IETF general mailing list (even viewing them in the
most favorable light)?"
I don't know.
An interesting response. A large number of us, using our best
judgement, determined that they are not within the charter and
therefore agree with his exclusion. One of the few people (yourself)
who objects to his exclusion isn't sure whether they are within the
charter. Seems to me that our consensus is that he is outside of the
Do you have an algorithm that you can run against the text of his
messages to determine this objectively and unambiguously?
Unfortunately (or fortunately), natural language is not likely the
kind of stuff you can run through an algorithm for the meanings of
its contents. Human analysis is required. Lots of people have
presented their analysis of the situation. So again I ask: Do you
think that his posts are reasonably within the scope and charter of
this mailing list? If you're unwilling to explain why they are, I see
no point in continuing to discuss this.
Pete Resnick <mailto:presnick(_at_)qualcomm(_dot_)com>
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