On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 10:17:17PM +0200, Eric Rosen wrote:
Generally, the community (i.e., the folks doing the work in the various
areas) has never even heard about these proposed requirements until after a
BCP appears, at which time they are told that the BCP "has community
consensus". Perhaps you're familiar with Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's
Guide to the Galaxy". To paraphrase, "but the plan for the destruction of
earth was clearly posted in the planning department on alpha centauri, it's
not our fault you didn't see it".
There is a defined IETF review process and we just go through it and
from what I can tell the process works in making people comment on the
draft that was proposed to become a BCP.
While comments on the content of the draft are fine, I find comments
on the process pretty much out of scope.
Juergen Schoenwaelder Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH
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