[IOT] Rule 4
nigel at roberts.co.uk
Wed Jun 8 08:16:33 UTC 2022
"May" does not strictly mean "optional". It means "permitted".
It grants authority to do something, but does not mandate it. So it
The word to authorise and mandate/require is "shall".
This is standard construction.
On 6/8/22 06:38, Kavouss Arasteh via IOT wrote:
> Dear All, I have noted that at various occasions in that Rule the word "
> MAY" has been used.
> Taking into account that such term has almost optional meaning , I
> suggest that it be replaced by a term meaning mandatory.
> Moreover, the text provided by Malcolm talking of cap time limnit of 4
> years seems too long .
> I suggest that it be replaced by 3 years
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