Re: Whither URI: Revising the charter, disband URI?

Peter Deutsch (
Fri, 23 Jun 1995 14:34:42 -0400

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From: Peter Deutsch <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 1995 14:34:42 -0400
In-Reply-To: Larry Masinter's message as of Jun 23, 10:08
To: Larry Masinter <>,
Subject: Re: Whither URI: Revising the charter, disband URI?

[ Larry Masinter wrote: ]
.  .  .
} 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.
.  .  . 
} 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.

I'd like to point out to the group that the current
charter actually does contain a mandate to work on
additional components, although there are currently no
specified goals/milestones in these areas. I suspect we
don't need a major charter rewrite, just agreement on the
next steps we want to undertake.

Of course, if this is all too painful to think about, we
can shut things down, but I suspect the overhead of
creating a new group would be a lot higher than continuing
the work here and IMHO there's still work to be done.

					- peterd


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