Ops Directorate (opsdir)
|Directorate (with reviews)||Name||Ops Directorate|
|Area||Operations and Management Area (ops)|
Gunter Van de Velde
Operational directorate reviews are solicited primarily to help the area directors improve their efficiency, particularly when preparing for IESG telechats, allowing them to focus on (potentially) troublesome documents and spend less time on the trouble-free ones. The ADs read the reviews, and really appreciate the time and effort that goes into them.
Improving the documents is an important, but clearly not the primary, purpose. An additional goal is to expose the OPS Directorate reviewers' to work going on in other parts of the IETF. Reviews from OPS Directorate members do not, in and of themselves, cause the IESG to block a document, but they are taken very seriously. The reviews may, however, provide advice to the OPS ADs or convince other IESG members to challenge or block a document. The reviews, particularly those conducted in IETF last call and earlier, may also help the document editors improve their documents.