From: Russ Housley...
Since IETF does not vote, it is certainly not an issue here?
This is not totally true. A WG Chair or Area Director cannot
judge rough consensus if they are unsure if the portion of the
population that is representing a dissenting view is one person
or many different people. This is especially true when there
are a large number of silent observers.
Frankly, it strikes me as somewhat odd that a body acting as a
standards-setting organization with public impact might allow any technical
decision on its specifications to be driven by people operating under a cloak
of anonymity. Expressing an anonymous voice? No problem. Influencing
determination of a consensus with public impact? That should not be allowed,
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