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Re: snmpconf taxonomy discussion(s) - suggested resolution



I agree.

At 05:08 PM 8/17/01 +0200, you wrote:
>Greetings,
>
>Over the last few months, there has been long discussions
>about two particular issues:  the taxonomy discussion in the
>BCP and the pointer to it in the policy MIB document.  A few
>things have become plain to me during this discussion:
>
>  - I suspect that there is a very small number of people who
>    understand what the taxonomy issue is all about.
>
>  - The "camps" (for lack of a better term) are not any closer to
>    reaching agreement on the taxonomy now than they were at the
>    beginning of the discussion.
>
>  - No one else is about to jump into the middle.
>
>  - There is significant work being put into something which is,
>    in the end, and example of how to talk about policy.  As such
>    I am having a difficult time seeing that it warrants this
>    level of attention or contention.
>
>As I think this is true, I would strongly recommend that we:
>
>  - Remove the taxonomy section from the BCP entirely.
>
>  - Remove references to the BCP taxonomy section in the PM
>    document.
>
>This will enable us to move the BCP forward by removing the
>single most contentious issue as well as close some PM issues
>that remain.  And, I believe, we don't really lose anything
>other than an example.
>
>I strongly believe we are spinning our wheels on this issue
>and want to move on.
>
>I know that Jon agrees with this suggestion and would very
>much like the working group's opinion.
>
>Cheers,
>
>David Partain