Re: adapting IETF in light of github and similar tools

Lloyd W <lloyd.wood@yahoo.co.uk> Tue, 20 April 2021 06:36 UTC

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Subject: Re: adapting IETF in light of github and similar tools
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:36:01 +1000
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> On 20 Apr 2021, at 12:59, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Rather than get 
>> rough consensus on the change, whoever controls the repository 
>> effectively wins.   
> 
> And if you're the least bit concerned about anti-trust laws, you would
> want to be well away from that control point.

Microsoft, famed for antitrust, controls GitHub.

> That's a fairly strong
> argument for why you need open standards as well as open source.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend,_and_extinguish

Lloyd Wood
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