IPP> Re: IETF Process

IPP> Re: IETF Process

IPP> Re: IETF Process

Keith Moore moore at cs.utk.edu
Fri Jul 17 17:31:38 EDT 1998

> What is the process for confirming consensus after substantial changes have
> been made to a standard?  In the IEEE and other recognized standards
> bodies, if non-editoral changes are made, the final version is
> re-ballotted.  Considering the substantial changes made since the WG had
> consensus in and shortly after the January meeting in Maui, once we have
> updated all the document with what we believe to be the last changes (i.e.
> before IESG approval), I believe we should make sure the WG is still in
> consensus.

Three things:

1. In general, the chair determines whether the working group has
   reached consensus.  So if changes have been made since the
   working group last reached consensus, the chair decides
   whether/when there is still consensus within the working group 
   on the revised document.
2. The responsible AD determines whether an additional Last Call 
   is needed, if changes have been made since the previous Last Call.

3. When IESG is balloting a document action, and the result is to 
   require changes to a document, the IESG also decides whether 
   the changes needed by a document are significant enough to warrant 
   another IESG ballot once revisions are made, or whether the document 
   can be accepted immediately once a designated member of the IESG
   declares that revisions are made.


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