Re: [dsii] Potential IETF Work Items

Leif Johansson <> Tue, 14 August 2012 18:13 UTC

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On 08/14/2012 05:56 PM, Melinda Shore wrote:
> On 8/14/12 6:16 AM, Russ Housley wrote:
>> At the DSII BOF in Vancouver, Andy Maffei gave a list of
>> potential work items.  Is there interest in pursuing any of them
>> in the IETF?
> I think that given our history with other standards bodies trying
> to standardize IP technologies and our reaction to those, it might
> not be a terrible idea to tread a little lightly here, and make
> sure that the IETF wouldn't be stepping on anybody else's toes.
> I'm generally not a fan of bringing this work to the IETF, but if 
> there really is support for it I think that we do have the
> expertise within the organization for working on identifiers and we
> definitely do not have the expertise for working on what's
> basically library metadata.  I also think that we shouldn't be in
> the business of attempting to limit PIDs, because, basically, we
> can't.
> I'm unconvinced that much thought has been given to what sort of 
> expertise the IETF can bring to bear on any of these questions.
> Melinda

I'd agree but for one thing: libraries are increasingly (operated by)
content providers which to mind mind increases the likelihood that we'd
have the right people at the table.

	Cheers Leif
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