Hostility towards the IETF
Posted May 10, 2007 10:19 UTC (Thu) by slamb
In reply to: Hostility towards the IETF
Parent article: IPv6 source routing: history repeats itself
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.
No, that would be a disaster. Stuff like CWMP
happens when you standardize too early - protocols with many flawed ideas that become
obvious when you later reach the implementation stage. For example, CWMP's SOAP bindings are so
messed up that no vendor is using standard libraries, which was the goal of using SOAP. If they'd
waited to implementation stage, this would have been obvious.
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