We are making some changes to the working group. While we have successfully published a large number of specifications in recent years, recently it has been difficult to make progress in the group. The chairs and ADs have looked at the situation and we believe we need a new focus and a bit of new organization as well. We are terminating the working group and moving the one remaining active work item to a new working group, the "DMM" working group. Here's what is going to happen:
o Jouni Korhonen and Julien Laganier will become the chairs of the group.
o The group will meet in Taipei (there is a MEXT slot in the agenda).
o The charter of the group will be changed to focus only on the distributed mobility effort. We should discuss the details of this charter change both on the list and in the meeting. The meeting agenda should reserve some time both for technical discussions as well as the charter discussion.
o Once the discussion on the list and in the meeting has finished, we will rename the group to "DMM" and put the new charter in effect.
o If there are any other specifications that people would like to publish beyond the distributed mobility work, we can offer to AD sponsor them to RFCs outside the new working group. If there is some significant new activity, we can create new working groups for that.
Comments and feedback and/or alternate suggestions on this plan are welcome.
We would like to thank Marcelo for your many years of service in MEXT. We could not have completed all the work we did without your energy and push for high quality results. We would also like to thank Jouni for taking on this new challenge, and Julien for continuing the work in this space.