Ticket #733 questions whether it's right to state a principle that things
should be outsourced:
In principle, IETF administrative functions should be outsourced.
I would remove this sentence. We later say that it is the IAOC's
job to decide what is outsourced and what isn't, and I am more
comfortable with that than with stating this as a general
No discussion recorded.
Remembering the discussions that led us here, I think we had consensus on a
strong principle of outsourcing - this is based on two beliefs:
- That some functions are performed more effectively and efficiently by
people who do "that sort of thing" for others
- That building a large team that performs functions "in-house" will lead
to a greater temptation to consider "how to make work for our staff" rather
than "what's best for the IETF" (this has happened to other organizations).
I believe that these are valid reasons to keep the mention of the
outsourcing principle in section 3, so I suggest we close #723 with "no
Another tack would be to edit the text to mention the beliefs above
explicitly - but I think that's a level of detail in justification that we
have not done for other principles.
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