Cc: Edward Lewis <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Edward Lewis <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 15:21:20 -0400
Subject: [ietf-provreg] okay, now for the next item(s)
As Ted has mentioned, the IESG will be considering our core documents real soon. We have two other outstanding items, okay three. One is to clean up the milestones - a couple on the web page should have been deleted. Two is that alternative transports is an issue that is essentially dead in the WG. Not saying that alternative transports are illegal, forbidden, or otherwise politically untenable, just that there hasn't been enough energy to date to work on them as a WG item. I don't foresee any lightening bolts in this area hitting soon, and considering that we just have one more work item, it might be that the WG is shut down without a second transport document. (See my note below about what shutting down the group means.) Three is the remaining WG draft: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-provreg-epp-ext-01.txt In the next few days-weeks I anticipate a last call on this document, probably at least overlapping with the RIPE meeting next week. (Jaap and I will be there, we can collect comments in person.) When we pass this up, it will go as Informational. What does it mean to close a WG? It means that there are no formal document discussions, no IETF in person meetings, no nagging chairs whining about process and consensus. However, you still have a mailing list, so long as there is a volunteer to maintain it. (I'm not saying that cafax.se has hinted that it would pull the list service, but it is something to keep in mind, someone might want to be ready to take it over if need be.) I'm sure there will be traffic on the list after the group closes down. I'll stay subscribed for reference purposes, for one. On this list implementation issues can be discussed and collected until it is time to progress from Proposed to Draft Standard. When that time comes, a new WG will be formed to do the needed document review - and I trust that the formation of that will be a lot easier than the formation of the current one (there'll be a pre-existing charter to copy). -- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Edward Lewis +1-703-227-9854 ARIN Research Engineer Note to pilots: a three-point landing SHOULD NOT include a wing.