Re: [arch-d] Proposed IAB program: Evolvability, Deployability, & Maintainability.

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Tue, 07 July 2020 01:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: [arch-d] Proposed IAB program: Evolvability, Deployability, & Maintainability.
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Hi Brian,

(Maybe not directly a question for you but...)

On 06/07/2020 23:05, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> SMTP has been the classical example for many years, and I suspect
> that RTCWEB might furnish another good example of this problem before
> long.
Do we have evidence as to the (good, bad or neutral) impact
of the stately pace of the evolution of email standards-
track  RFCs? I could imagine the net effect being overall
positive or negative but am unsure which may be the case. I
suspect it may be more likely that the actual impact is not
correlated with RFC numbers at all, but that may also be
wrong.

Cheers,
S.