[e2e] the evolution of deployability

RJ Atkinson rja at extremenetworks.com
Wed Dec 18 06:29:11 PST 2002

On Wednesday, Dec 18, 2002, at 08:00 America/Montreal, grenville 
armitage wrote:
> Only the naive think standards bodies exist for the betterment of
> the technology. Standards bodies can, and are, used to slow down a
> particular approach or solution, particularly when competing vendors
> have investment and market share at stake. The IETF has certainly
> morphed from an organization of researchers and engineers (with RFCs as
> trailing indicators documenting their work) to a standards body 
> (haggling
> over preferred positions to see whose marketing and sales groups get
> to hail their product as conforming to the most RFCs).

I agree with the above
(and kudos on finding a diplomatic way to phrase it :-).

rja at extremenetworks.com

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