To: email@example.com Subject: Whither URI: Revising the charter, disband URI? From: Larry Masinter <firstname.lastname@example.org> Message-Id: <95Jun23.email@example.com> Date: Fri, 23 Jun 1995 10:08:01 PDT http://www.acl.lanl.gov/URI/archive/uri-95q1.messages/0322.html contains Ron Daniel's first draft of a revised charter for URI WG. http://www.acl.lanl.gov/URI/archive/uri-95q1.messages/0323.html contains some comments on that proposal. I've asked some of you who have expressed opinions about `whither URI' to focus the discussion on getting the charter revised. The URI WG cannot continue with a charter without milestones and realistic dates for those milestones. Those who would like to continue this as a forum to discuss architecture of UR* need also to focus that discussion on making progress toward items that exist in our charter. If we were to propose the URN and URC schemes as 'experimental' rather than 'standards track', we could probably push them out to RFC more quickly. "Review X and recommend a course of action" is not a reasonable milestone, unless the possible recommendations are limited and there is a date when we will cease reviewing X. I think the URI charter should contain a reasonable end-point for the working group, i.e., the conditions under which we will disband, our work completed, other work to be taken up by other working groups.