Re: Misleading report of URN Meeting at University of Tennessee

Keith Moore (moore@cs.utk.edu)
Wed, 08 Nov 1995 15:48:17 -0500


Message-Id: <199511082048.PAA22362@wilma.cs.utk.edu>
From: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
To: "William Y. Arms" <warms@CNRI.Reston.VA.US>
Cc: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>, urn@mordred.gatech.edu, uri@bunyip.com,
Subject: Re: Misleading report of URN Meeting at University of Tennessee 
In-Reply-To: Your message of "Wed, 08 Nov 1995 11:14:33 EST."
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Date: Wed, 08 Nov 1995 15:48:17 -0500

Bill,

The report that was sent to the list was agreed to in rough form
by everyone at the UTK meeting.  The items were listed on a white 
board, and the meeting attendees were asked whether they objected
to the list.  Several drafts of the final report were posted to a 
mailing list consisting of all of the meeting attendees, and the
report was discussed for a week on that list before it was released.

At no time did David Ely object to specific language in the report,
suggest language of his own, or ask for his name to be removed.

Still, our purpose in holding the meeting was to better understand
one another's concerns and to try to reach agreement where we could.
We do not wish to misrepresent anyone, and we do not pretend that
our agreements represent a consensus of all parties.

If David has objections to the report or to the proposals, or if he
wishes his name not to be associated with the report, by all means, 
let him say so and clear the air.

Keith


> Keith,
> 
> Your report on the meeting on October 30-31 is misleading.  IT DOES NOT
> REFLECT AGREEMENT BY THE PEOPLE PRESENT.  You have embarrassed my colleague
> David Ely by associating his name with a proposal that does not satisfy RFC
> 1737, and is technically far behind the work that his team has done over
> the past two years.
> 
> I hope that you will rapidly send a message of correction to your mailing 
> lists.
> 
> Bill