At 6:40 PM -0500 11/18/04, Margaret Wasserman wrote:
At 2:45 PM -0800 11/18/04, Ted Hardie wrote:
that the community should expect to understand and consent to; after
all, a great deal of it is money they will contribute either through meeting
fees or memberships. Expert review to make sure that we're saying what
we want correctly (and that we understand the consequences) is certainly
appropriate. Asking external parties to make those decisions for us
is not a good idea. Waiting to make those decisions until the die is cast
is a startling bad one, and it isn't fair to ISOC or the IETF.
Do you consider the IAOC to be "external parties"?
No, I consider the attorneys and accountants you mentioned in your message
to be external parties. You don't go to either set and ask "What you should
we do here?" --you say "Here's what we want to do" and then they help
you make it work. The point I am trying to get across it that it is up
to this community to say "Here's what we want to do" *before* saying
that they consent; saying "We consent" without having said "Here's what
we want to do" won't work.
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