I am looking for a lightweight process that doesn't introduce as much
delay as a typical WG does.
I'm not sure the SG process is what you are looking for.
FYI: Depending what you do, you may have different alternatives, too
besides creating a BOF, then WG, and completing your document there.
Some of the alternatives include
- Adding a work item in an existing WG. Rechartering for something that
is clearly needed & uncontroversial should not be a big problem.
- Some areas have area WGs that process topics, bug fixes, etc. that
do not fit in other WGs.
- Individual submission process. Submission to the AD, last call
on the IETF main list.
But if you are just generally unhappy with the speed of WGs,
that's a tougher problem to solve. Some of the problems, like
lack of author cycles or contentious topics might follow you
to whatever process you try to employ.
In particular I am interested in something that might work for
reviewing and building consensus around a well defined piece of work
(typically a document). One use case I have is a document that is not
a product of a WG, but which defines a framework shared by two
existing working groups.
Sounds like the individual submission process or an area WG might
be more appropriate for this.
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