Hostility towards the IETF
Posted May 3, 2007 22:17 UTC (Thu) by BackSeat
In reply to: Hostility towards the IETF
Parent article: IPv6 source routing: history repeats itself
Open Source software has become the way to meet the the implementation requirements for the IETF, and as such, it basically sets the standard.
Open Source isn't the first to set standards by writing code that then becomes standard. Just look at the old proprietary Unixes and Microsoft. Yes, Open Source makes it a little bit better, but it would surely be better still to work with the IETF to develop the standards before, or possibly with, the code.
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