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On 6/3/12 2:46 PM, John C Klensin wrote:
Also, perhaps because I have a more vivid (or paranoid) imagination than you do, I can think of a lot more than four individuals who would be inclined to wreck the party.
This, I think, is the show-stopper. Back when the internet started to become popular a well-known open access advocate put his system, which had a passwordless root account, online, and it was basically vandalized immediately, then vandalized again, and again, and again, until he finally surrendered. I really prefer to keep things as open as possible and I would love it if the Tao were a wiki article, but transitioning to that model would essentially mean making a commitment for the life of the page to keeping a very close eye on it with a quick response to vandalism. I also think that enough of our process is actually disputed to make a living document hard to handle. At least with an RFC we can say "this is what we thought it was on a given date, with considerable review prior to publication." Melinda