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Re: Consensus? #733 Outsourcing principle

Subject: Re: Consensus? #733 Outsourcing principle
From: Scott W Brim
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 07:57:42 -0500
On 1/12/2005 07:44, Harald Tveit Alvestrand allegedly wrote:



--On onsdag, januar 12, 2005 07:29:27 -0500 Scott W Brim <sbrim@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 1/12/2005 04:51, Harald Tveit Alvestrand allegedly wrote:

In principle, IETF administrative functions should be
outsourced. Decisions to perform specific functions
"in-house" should be explicitly justified by the IAOC
and restricted to the minimum staff required, with these
decisions and staffing reviewed by the IAOC on a regular
basis and against a "zero base" assumption.

"Minimum staff required" is a little difficult. One can do anything with
existing staff if quality and timeliness don't matter.  The IAOC has to
determine those parameters as part of deciding staffing levels.  I
suggest "minimum staff required to perform the functions satisfactorily
as determined by the IAOC", or something along those lines.


I thought that was implied by "required"...... if we don't like "required", I think we should drop the subsentence, leaving us with:

In principle, IETF administrative functions should be
outsourced. Decisions to perform specific functions
"in-house" should be explicitly justified by the IAOC,
with these
decisions and staffing reviewed by the IAOC on a regular
basis and against a "zero base" assumption.

OK


Less is more....

Apparently so.

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