The plan says that the primary form of communication with the community
will be in the form of a public Wiki. A "Wiki" is unfortunately not a
precise term. I'm not sure it automatically imply that there are any
indexes, a log of who made what changes when, or a search function, etc.
I would suggest that it should be required that all pages are reachable
from a single 'Table of Contents' page, that the log of changes in all
files are available publicly, and that a list of recent changes is
available. A search function would also be usable. Setting up a
mailing list that receives notification of every change to the wiki is
If these mechanisms are not in place someone could create a wiki page
'OnSomeThingObscure' and if that page was never linked from any other
page, I doubt that anybody will find it. It seems incorrect to me to
call writing such a page "communicating with the community".
Ray Pelletier <rpelletier(_at_)isoc(_dot_)org> writes:
The IAOC recognizes its responsibility to oversee IASA on behalf of
the IETF community in a transparent manner and to that end publishes
this Draft Communications Plan for community review before its
The Plan can be found at
It is in pdf and doc/xls formats and consists of two documents, a
draft plan and a matrix.
This draft Communications Plan identifies the information to be
communicated to the community, the desired frequency and the mode of
RFC 4071 provides general and specific guidance to the IAOC and IAD
regarding their responsibility to ensure transparency in the operation
of the IASA. This Plan implements the requirements of RFC 4071 and
provides additional reports to the community to enhance its visibility
into the operation of the IASA.
Section C defines Confidential Information.
Section D identifies the communications channels the IAOC will employ
to publish the report.
Section E defines the reports.
The Communications Plan Matrix provides the details of what, when and
where of the reports to the community, as well as specifying the RFC
4071 reference where applicable.
Feedback on this draft plan is welcome. The next iteration of the Plan
will consider feedback received through 16 May 2007. Reviewing the
MATRIX may be a good starting point for the review. Feedback should be
addressed to iad at ietf.org.
Thanks for the assistance.
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