Re: [dsii] Potential IETF Work Items

Andrew Maffei <amaffei@whoi.edu> Wed, 15 August 2012 14:53 UTC

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Scott -

On Aug 15, 2012, at 10:10 AM, Scott Brim wrote:

> -> I suggest a side discussion at the October DSII meeting in Arlington about specifics of how the IETF could help.  (Alas, I can't be there, it overlaps with our member meeting.)
I agree. This makes sense. I should be there.

> Instead of putting large amounts of effort into unification and not completely succeeding, we should try for federation: define interfaces for interworking while also supporting local innovation.   The "core set of metadata" is that which is to be presented to the "interoperability API" ... whether metadata is constructed that way internally should be an independent matter.
I personally agree on this point. I brought it up in my list not because I personally agreed with the idea but because I have heard it mentioned by others and the idea should have an "airing".

--Andy