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Kurt D. Starsinic
July 24, 2000 08:20
Re: rename 'working group', 'something better' ;
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On Mon, Jul 24, 2000 at 01:14:48PM +0000, Simon Cozens wrote:
> Uri Guttman (lists.bootstrap):
> >at gnat's (wonderful) party i was interested to hear larry and gloria
> >say they both disliked the term 'working group' and they and others were
> >interested in a better name. larry proposed 'cloysters' (sic) with the
> >pun on pearl. other names bandied about include nursery (both with the
> >growth and high energy dynamic meanings), tent (from sarathy) and
> >kibbutz (a communal group).
> I say let them choose their own names. The parser pow-wow, the syntax
> mavens, the VMS cluster...

    Is there a compelling reason to come up with a cute name, _even if_
Larry doesn't like `working group'?  I argue that the IETF process works
very very very very well, and that it's a good idea to emulate such an
effective process (and it's a good idea to borrow IETF nomenclature,
reminding us that we're emulating that process).

* Kurt Starsinic ( ---------- Senior Network Engineer *
|    `The future masters of technology will have to be lighthearted and     |
|     intelligent.  The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb.'      |
|                            -- Marshall McLuhan                            |

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