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Re: snmpconf taxonomy discussion(s) - suggested resolution
David Partain wrote:
> 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
> 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.
> David Partain