Problem Statement (problem)

Last Modified: 2004-02-24

Chair(s):

Avri Doria <avri@acm.org>
Melinda Shore <mshore@cisco.com>

General Area Director(s):

Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>

General Area Advisor:

Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>

Mailing Lists:

General Discussion: problem-statement@alvestrand.no
To Subscribe: problem-statement-request@alvestrand.no
Archive: http://www.alvestrand.no/pipermail/problem-statement/

Description of Working Group:

Discussions during 2002 have revealed a significant number of thoughts
about problems that exist with the way the IETF operates. In advance of
trying to change the IETF procedures and rules to deal with these
problems, the IETF should have a clear, agreed description of what
problems we are trying to solve.

This group is charged with producing the document describing these
problems. The analysis of the problem should seek out the root causes
of the problems as well as the perceived derivative problems.

The intent is that the group will discuss issues on its mailing list,
and that there will be an editing team to produce a clear concise
problem statement on which the group has come to consensus and present
to the IETF as a basis for an IETF consensus.

As a second work item, the group will also produce a proposal for a
process to develop solutions to the problems identified by this working
group.

It is not a part of this group's charter to propose solutions to the
problems.

The work items will be reviewed in IESG plenary at the IETF.

Goals and Milestones:

Done    First I-D of problem statement issued
Done    Problem statement reviewed at the IESG Plenary
Done    First I-D of draft document describing the process by which the ietf will change its processes issued
Done    Problem statement submitted for IESG review
Done    Draft document describing the process by which the ietf will change its processes reviewed at the IESG Plenary
Done    Draft document describing the process by which the ietf will change its processes submitted for IESG review
Oct 03    Re-charter or close working group

No Current Internet-Drafts

Request For Comments:

IETF Problem Statement (RFC 3774) (55172 bytes)
IETF Problem Resolution Process (RFC 3844) (0 bytes)