Stockholm meeting Tuesday morning (one session)

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Wed, 31 May 1995 23:01:58 PDT


To: uri@bunyip.com
Subject: Stockholm meeting Tuesday morning (one session)
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <95May31.230202pdt.2761@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 31 May 1995 23:01:58 PDT

We are currently scheduled for only one session at the Stockholm IETF.

John Klensin writes:

> Due to a smaller number of meeting rooms (fewer parallel sessions) and a
> small number of slots (fewer effective days), we are very short on slots in
> Stockholm.  Do you really need two sessions?   Note that, in general, I tend
> to believe that "two sessions" is a sign of either not enough focused work
> getting done on the mailing list or too many things on the plate at once.
> I'd like to work with you to fix either that perception or the problem.

> At the moment, you are scheduled for Tuesday morning, with none of the
> conflicts you wanted to avoid.  We have exactly one remaining available
> no-conflict slot and Jeff hasn't scheduled web transaction security yet.

Personally, I think that we do have a primary problem: 'not enough
focused work getting done on the mailing list', and only secondarily
'too many things on the plate at once'.

That is, there is little or no traffic on issues around URNs and URCs
on the mailing list; secondarily, we're opening up new issues (URAs).

I've been trying to encourage those who are working on various
proposals to discuss their work more openly on the mailing list. It
isn't reasonable to wait until the week before the meeting, release a
document, and then expect rational discussion at the meeting.