Re: [arch-d] [Model-t] Possible new IAB program on Internet trust model evolution

S Moonesamy <sm+ietf@elandsys.com> Tue, 28 January 2020 20:12 UTC

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Date: Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:11:32 -0800
To: "Joel M. Halpern" <jmh@joelhalpern.com>, model-t@iab.org
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Subject: Re: [arch-d] [Model-t] Possible new IAB program on Internet trust model evolution
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Hi Joel,
At 07:16 AM 28-01-2020, Joel M. Halpern wrote:
>I am a bit concerned by the emphasis on what appear to be 
>application policy, business policy, or government policy.  To the 
>degree that these are decoupled from the technology we define, my 
>impression is that the IETF is neither skilled at nor influential 
>with regard to these topics. We can spend a lot of time and energy 
>on them.  They are interesting topics.  But are they really our business?

I'll reply to the question first.  The answer is no.

Application policy might be decoupled from, for example, 
regulations.  However, regulations can have an impact on how the 
application works.  I agree that the IETF is neither skilled nor does 
it have any influence on those topics.  That is applicable if the 
intention of this (IAB) effort is to have something similar to what 
is done in an IETF WG.

Regards,
S. Moonesamy