[e2e] Are we doing sliding window in the Internet?

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Thu Jan 3 15:05:34 PST 2008

Detlef Bosau wrote:
> Lynne Jolitz wrote:
>> Many people on the academic side still use forms of BSD, and perhaps
>> prefer the old way of doing things. I use BSD myself. However, Linux
>> is clearly the market leader and cooperating with how they handle
>> their development model is a key consideration for promulgating new
>> work in networking and operating systems.   
> That´s simply not the point.
> I think, Lloyd Wood made the point precisely:
> "Academics are rewarded by writing papers. They are not rewarded by
> staying current with the current codebase of the linux kernel/ns."

Nor are they rewarded for paying the penalty of the goofiness of the
Linux community in deploying experimental protocols as default. This has
come up at a number of IETF meetings, in particular, regarding CUBIC
which is currently the default in Linux despite being an Internet Draft
intended as experimental in the IETF.

Academics like stability, and they like things that follow standards.


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