[Members] technical review team

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Tue Oct 20 12:00:25 CDT 2009


On Tue Oct 20 17:34:24 2009, Kurt Zeilenga wrote:
> I think it would be good to clarify what weight such reviews are to  
>  have in the council considerations.
> 
> Given the reference to IETF team/directorate reviews, I would  
> assume  that such reviews would be considered as comments from the  
> individual  reviewer, not given any special weight due to the  
> reviewer being a  member of the technical review team.
> 
> In particular, the technical review team is not an approval   
> authority.  A positive technical review, while desirable, is not   
> required for acceptance/advancement of a technical specification by  
>  the council.

Right, the Council is the approval authority, and we're given rights  
(in, I think, the Bylaws) to overrule any outside opinion.

But there have been discussions suggesting that the Council might  
require a certain number of formal reviews to actually happen prior  
to advancement, so reviews in general may actually acquire an  
informal weight.

Dave.
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