On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 2:31 AM, Brian E Carpenter
On 2012-05-31 07:22, Eliot Lear wrote:
* I've been told by some that the Mission of the IETF is in some way
out of date. I don't know whether this is true,
That sound like somebody's personal opinion, but it is still a BCP
and therefore still represents IETF consensus.
but if it is, the
reference should be removed.
I don't think so.
I just want to support the sense of this message. The mission
statement is one of the few things that anchors and orients the work
of the IETF -- and personally I like it. If people think it's out of
date, let them say explicitly why (they can still do so anonymously)
so we can have a real discussion. I don't want to have doubt cast on
the mission statement, and have our leadership feel a need to
reconsider it, because someone somewhere might have said something
general about not liking it. And in any case as long as we have a
mission statement the Tao should refer to it.