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Re: Possible RFC 3683 PR-action

2008-03-25 08:47:02
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, 

Peter Constable
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