Re: DRAFT Agenda (Homework needed!!) for the Process Call 12 May 2021 7am Pacific Time

On 5/11/2021 3:47 PM, fantasai wrote:
> On 5/11/21 1:25 AM, Jeff Jaffe wrote:
>> On 5/10/2021 5:47 PM, David Singer wrote:
>>> 3.2) Editor report: what’s holding us back from sending to the AB so 
>>> they can send it to the team and the AC?
>> Before we send this to the AB for review, I recommend two steps first.
>> 1. The Editors provide a customized diff, so the Process CG can have 
>> a CfC about P2021.
>> Here is what I mean by a customized diff.  Due to the reorganized 
>> structure, I suspect that an ordinary diff which simply show that 
>> everything changed and would be unusable.  A customized diff would be 
>> an actual diff for those sections where the content actually 
>> changed.  But for those sections that merely moved large blocks of 
>> text from one section number heading to another, the customized diff 
>> only shows that the section numbers changed, rather than showing that 
>> the text changed.
> I think we might actually want to forward the Process to the AB 
> *before* merging the editorial reorg. Sure we'll need a customized 
> diff document to present to the AC, but it takes a lot of time to 
> produce that, and I don't want to hold up the AB's substantive review 
> of the Process for it.
I agree.  It makes sense to handle the editorial reorg separately. So I 
guess we will do a CfC prior to the editorial reorg and then send to the AB.
> We can invite anyone in the AB who's interested in being involved in 
> the editorial reorg to participate in the Process CG's review of it, 
> which we can conduct in parallel with the AB's substantive review of 
> the non-editorial-reorg changes. I suspect most will defer to the 
> Process CG on this editorial matter, though.

I agree that we can work on the editorial reorg in parallel with the 
AB's review of the substantive changes.  Given the scope of the changes, 
however, I would rather call it a "restructure" rather than an 
"editorial reorg".  If I am told that something is editorial I will 
often just assume that the editors got it correct and not scrutinize.  
Given the scope of the restructure, I feel obligated to do a fairly 
thorough review.

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