Re: "why I quit writing internet standards"

Yoav Nir <ynir.ietf@gmail.com> Thu, 17 April 2014 20:25 UTC

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On Apr 17, 2014, at 5:26 PM, Dave Cridland <dave@cridland.net> wrote:

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> Instead of Experimental, maybe a state before the standards-track proper, called "Proposed Standard", might work, beyond which you'd need two interoperable implementations to demonstrate utility and functionality.
> 
> I appreciate it's a radical suggestion.

That’s not radical. Radical would be getting to this “proposed standard” of which you speak in a few months rather than a few years, and without achieving perfection or even Pete’s definition of rough consensus.

Yoav