November 24th, 2005

The IETF and Non-violent Social Change

The usual storm is brewing about process reform in the IETF. I keep getting stuck in the middle because I'm too emotionally involved to not care about the process issues and because I try to do a good job of things I care about. I had an intuitive leap Monday night around 4 AM. A few months ago I was comparing IETF process issues to comments from a class Shava was teaching about non-violent social change. I noticed similarities. Monday night I actually managed to understand how that fit the IETF at an intuitive level. This entry is me brainstorming about what is needed and how to tell people. Your comments are welcome, but I'm putting the rest behind a cut to save those who don't care. Collapse )