New draft charter for the RIPE DNS WG
Jim Reid Jim.Reid at nominum.com
Thu Jul 11 11:14:14 CEST 2002
>>>>> "Brad" == Brad Knowles <brad.knowles at skynet.be> writes: >> Jim and I have discussed this and we thought the charter should >> be adjusted to better reflect what the WG has been dealing with >> during the past couple of meetings and is going to do in the >> near future. Brad> I think that you've come up with a much better charter Brad> for this group. Thank you, though Peter deserves all the credit for coming up with the revised charter. Brad> Out of curiosity, do you think that the group should Brad> also help sponsor the development of open source tools to Brad> help monitor DNS-related issues, or evaluate DNS-related Brad> tools (either open source or commercial)? Yes, absolutely. These are clearly things that will be of interest to the WG membership and the DNS community as a whole. Do you feel there's nothing in the revised charter which addresses your points? If not, please suggest some text we could add or at least discuss. Your question of sponsorship is a good one. But there's a problem about how the term is defined. If you mean sponsor in the the sense of encourage or nurture, then I would say yes, that's definitely something the WG can and should do. If you mean hand over money, I'd have to uhm and ahh. The WG has no money or budget and I'd be pleasantly surprised if the members would be willing to put their hands in their pockets. Deciding how any money raised got spent would also present an administrative headache. These are not intractable problems. My view is that if the WG decided it did want to fund tool development or support, Peter and I would have to try and find a way of making that happen. Some guidance from the WG would be welcome: maybe this should be an agenda item for RIPE43? One thing I would ask people on this list to do is give more feedback and suggestions on what the WG should and should not do. Peter and I have outlined our ideas for the future of the WG and had little response so far. This is disappointing. I'm not sure if we should interpret the silence as approval for our ideas or if there's little interest in them from the WG membership.
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