"Tom" == Tom Lord <lord(_at_)emf(_dot_)net> writes:
Tom> Wouldn't a system of mutual endorsements (a web of trust),
Tom> suitably loudly broadcast, be an alternative to elaborate
Tom> committee procedures?
Yes, but it would not really be the IETF.
Note well that I'm not making any judgment of quality on how good an
alternative it would be; I have not carefully considered the issue.
Also note that I believe that a discussion of whether this alternative
is a good idea should probably move off the ietf list fairly quickly.
Tom> Wouldn't that allow at least the more
Tom> careful consumers for these documents to decide,
Tom> individually, what kind of rough concensus, if any, has been
Possibly; that's not clear to me.
Ietf mailing list