IMO, since we see author/editor/review/design team teleconferences in
a fair number of working groups, and these teleconferences aren't
covered by the rules, I'd be in favor of revisiting the rules...
Lets be clear about the different types of calls people might have. A
design team meeting is still just a private meeting. We can have any
number of those without anyone's approval. A meeting to progress a draft
among authors, for instance. A meeting between interested parties to
talk about a potential new draft. Authors talking with reviewers about
an issue. Even if the chairs or ADs would supervise such meetings it
would still be OK. And this happens a lot in many groups and for many
The rules relate to bigger meetings for the entire WG.
In any case, for what it is worth I am I also in favor of relaxing the
rules for the WG teleconferences. One week's advance notice seems more
suitable for teleconference than a month.
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