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Re: snmpconf taxonomy discussion(s) - suggested resolution

I agree.


David Partain 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