Re: [arch-d] possible new IAB programme on Internet resilience Sat, 28 December 2019 19:06 UTC

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> To clarify, I am not advocating that the IAB or IETF addresses policy considerations, quite the reverse: I believe that policy considerations would be better addressed elsewhere and that the technical requirements arising from these are subsequently addressed by the IETF and other bodies as appropriate.  The present situation, where the IETF maintains that it does not address policy considerations but, lacking guidance from a properly constituted and qualified body, nevertheless makes technical decisions that are based on inferred policy positions is unsatisfactory.  

Policy is just another means for some small group of people to tell other people what to do. We reject that at its very basis. We do not want policy. We want cooperation.

The Internet works because we propose things and reach rough consensus on them. Those who feel that it’s a Good Idea try it out. It gets tweaked. Others feel that it’s a Good Idea and join in. Or not. Only when enough people participate does it become effective.

We do not need people to try to set policy. They are not welcome. If a group is constituted to form policy, we will not follow it.

We do need Good Ideas. Folks who have them are welcome to propose them.