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Re: [wg-d] Interim measures: second thoughts
David Schutt wrote:
> If consensus is what's required to move a proposal out of a working group,
> then yes, any significant group can torpedo the process.
This is true, but not necessarily a *bad* thing. We must remember
that there has been considerable discussion on these same substantive
issues over the years. It's nice to hope for a miracle but
unreasonable to expect one.
> One solution might be to disband the working group, and reconstitute it with
> a simpler set of goals. The original stated goals of the group may have been
> overly ambitious.
Im not sure this idea will get us very far. What simpler set of goals
would you propose that would be:
a) at least theoretically achievable
> Another approach may be to encourage the reports mentioned in previous
> posts, but rather than being the output of the working group, they should be
> the *input* to the working group, very roughly analogous to the Internet
> Draft document. A comparison of reasoned proposals might be revealing, and
> could provide the basis for further work.
What criteria would be used for such a comparion and who might be
charged with coming up with 'em?
> If the working group is to be disbanded and not reconstituted, I'm not sure
> of the utility of position reports. The email archives would stand as a
> record of the groups discussion and members positions.
This is probably quite true.
> David Schutt
> Speco, Inc.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
> Jonathan Weinberg
> Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 1999 2:38 PM
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> Subject: [wg-d] Interim measures: second thoughts
> Does it mean that any significant group opposing gTLD
> expansion (or favoring only token expansion) can effectively veto that
> process? How do we approach this?
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