However we do need to have a basis for believing that the work we are
doing will actually get used.
We went through that many times. The best way we have found so far is to verify
that the proposed working group has a sufficient constituency. This has the
advantage of not requiring economic or business judgments from the IESG. After
all, one should assume that the participants who are expressing interest did
their homework, business plans and the like.
-- Christian Huitema
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