[Members] Re: council size

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Tue Sep 12 18:24:59 CDT 2006


Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> I have
>> served on the 1st, 4th, and 5th Councils and I have been present at
>> every Council meeting ever held, and in my experience 5 works best.
After just one year on the council I agree. Three would definitely be 
insufficient, and seven would be slightly too many to hold fluent 
conversations.
> Another thing: IMHO the Council is not that important. They are a last
> line of defense against publishing and advancing poorly designed
> protocols. The real work happens on the Standards-JIG list
Once again I fully agree. The Standards-JIG, JEP authors and 
implementors hold the real power. That was a refreshing surprise to me 
when I joined. Long may it continue.

- Ian



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