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Re: COACH draft now available
currently reading draft-loughney-coach-00 as it appears on the IETF website.
Overall comment: At first glance, it appears to be a move towards "high
ceremony" standard-making. But the limited size and pragmatic guidelines
might help us get away with it - after all, one should be able to write the
first draft of a 5-page document in an afternoon!
It also appears to be somewhat misleading in its title - I'd see the making
of quality plans as just one tool in the toolbox of "going for quality".
Some comments while I'm reading:
- It adds new things to the WG charter: Individuals who have signed up to
do work. This may be a good thing to do, but it seems odd to have this
change in procedures for the charter buried inside the description of the
Also, it turns changes of personnel into charter revisions - which
Might it be better to split this section into "charter" (as today) and
"resource plan" (not only editors, but also committed reviewers)?
- 2.3 introduces the review plan, which starts off with the challenge
assessment review, whose purpose is to produce the challenge assessment
section of this document. This seems to be a bit circular - are you
assuming a model where the document starts out nearly empty, and then gets
filled through review? if so, version control of the quality plan should be
mentioned..... including the issue of who gets to approve it....
- the Last Call should be considered part of the review plan. I'd also
expect the usefulness of issue trackers to grow larger near the end of a
cycle; after all, "this approach is hopeless" (a natural early issue) is a
hard issue to track, while "the convergence time needs to be specified as
30 msecs, not 50" is a very easy one to track.
- 3. post mortem. As we've observed before, the AD tends to "marry" the
group's result in the end process. It might be better to have someone else
do the quality asessment - after all, if the quality is lousy, but still
gets out, we want to learn from that too: what were the circumstances that
forced us to live with it?
that's my initial thoughts, and apologies for taking so long until I got
around to reading it properly....
--On 25. juni 2003 06:47 +0300 email@example.com wrote:
We have put together a framework draft for the COACHES BOF. Until it shows
up on the IETF archive, it is available for inspection here: