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Re: Finding a chair (was: RE: is DASL closed?)

From: Alex Hopmann <hopmann@holonet.net>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 23:57:11 -0700
Message-ID: <000c01bfb596$23ab3d50$d739e7d8@hopmann.org>
To: "Jim Whitehead" <ejw@ics.uci.edu>, <Anderson_P_Bryan@keybank.com>, <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>
Just a suggestion (since of course people who have time to dedicate to this
can pursue as they want). It's worth reminding people that there is no need
for a formal working group process to move things to Proposed Standard. I
believe the current DASL spec is mostly done (and I think many of the other
authors felt so also). So given the recent track record in people's ability
to actually attend the in-person IETF meetings, people who are interested in
this activity should just use this mailing list to do any edits necessary to
the latest protocol draft and then submit it to the IESG as a Proposed
Standard. Given the current situation, that is probably far faster than
re-creating a working group.

Alex Hopmann

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Whitehead" <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
To: <Anderson_P_Bryan@keybank.com>; <www-webdav-dasl@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2000 4:03 PM
Subject: Finding a chair (was: RE: is DASL closed?)


> Anderson Bryan writes:
> > What is the process for selection of a new chair?  Also, is there
> > a resource enumerating the responsibilities?  I am interested in getting
> > involved.  I have several projects internal to our organization in which
I
> am
> > looking to utilize DASL so I would like to see the protocol succeed.
>
> At present, there is no formal established process for selection of a new
> chair.  Informally, I have been waiting for interested people to come
> forward, as you have.  One other person also indicated they were
interested,
> but I haven't yet heard back from them.
>
> The most detailed description of working group process and chair
> responsibilities is given in:
>
> IETF Working Group Guidelines and Procedures
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2418.txt
>
> Some of the responsibilities of the Chair are detailed in:
>
> The Internet Standards Process -- Revision 3
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2026.txt
>
>
> Basically, a chair needs to ensure that IETF process is being followed,
> ensure that timely progress is being made, and acts as an arbiter of
> consensus in the working group.  The chair also organizes meetings and
> conference calls, is responsible for organizing and leading meetings at
the
> IETF meetings (held three times a year, sometimes out of the country), and
> for ensuring that minutes are kept for meetings. Beyond this, the chair
> sometimes acts as a champion for the protocol within the wider community,
> writing articles, giving presentations, etc., all in an effort to sell
> people on merits of the protocol.  Depending on the delegation skill of
the
> chair, all of these items are potentially delegable :-)
>
> As far as I'm concerned, the next chair of DASL will be the person who
takes
> the current charter (available off of http://www.webdav.org/dasl/),
revises
> it (to update the milestones, and list themselves as chair), and submits
it
> for approval to the IESG.  This will involve running the charter past the
> list for approval.  In a sense, the charter is like the sword in the
stone,
> waiting for the right person to pull it out. :-)
>
> I'd be more than willing to help you with this.
>
> - Jim
>
>
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