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Re: Resourcing HTTP work [was: Planned for Chicago?]

From: Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 19:39:27 +0100
Message-ID: <4630F1DF.60901@isode.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Mark Nottingham wrote:

>> 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.

I think it would be worth having a BOF in Chicago. At least this will 
help to determine if there is enough people interested in helping out 
with work.
Received on Thursday, 26 April 2007 18:40:32 GMT

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