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Resourcing HTTP work [was: Planned for Chicago?]

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 15:10:30 +1000
Message-Id: <745A4B3D-3BF0-4E52-ABE0-5073F3F7DAAD@mnot.net>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

On 26/04/2007, at 7:48 AM, David Morris wrote:

> Is there HTTP related activity proposed/planned for Chicago.
>
> Perhaps I missed it.

It's been discussed as a possibility for a while; Prague was deemed  
not to attract the right size of crowd, and we were between ADs.

> Hard to justify the expense of attending the IETF meeting in  
> Chicago w/o an agenda.

See <http://www.ietf.org/meetings/69-cutoff_dates.html>; the hard  
cutoff for scheduling a BoF is June 11.

Since you bring it up, the biggest question over starting work in  
this area is whether there are appropriate resources available; i.e.,  
qualified people willing to give their time to edit documents, review  
documents, chair a group, etc. -- and therefore this is likely to be  
the focus of discussion there.

Although we have a small core of people working now, that's not  
necessarily enough to sustain a Working Group through the process,  
especially when revising such a highly visible specification.

One interesting bit of advice that I got in Prague was that if we're  
at the point where one person leaving can cause the effort to fail,  
maybe it should fail anyway. I can't say that we're *not* at that  
point right now. Between now and Chicago, I'd hope that we can make a  
more definitive statement one way or another.

Cheers,

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Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Thursday, 26 April 2007 05:24:45 GMT

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