Re: Last Call: Modern Global Standards Paradigm

John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com> Sat, 11 August 2012 17:27 UTC

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Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:27:36 -0400
From: John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com>
To: Noel Chiappa <jnc@mercury.lcs.mit.edu>, ietf@ietf.org
Subject: Re: Last Call: Modern Global Standards Paradigm
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--On Saturday, August 11, 2012 11:20 -0400 Noel Chiappa
<jnc@mercury.lcs.mit.edu> wrote:

>     > From: John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com>
> 
>     > It is worth remembering that in the most critical part
> of that period,     > the IETF wasn't developing/pushing
> TCP/IP in the marketplace but had     > its face firmly
> immersed in the KoolAid trough
> 
> Ahem. There were quite a few of us in the IETF sphere who were
> not at all fans of the OSI stack - and we worked very hard on
> TCP/IP, and the deployment thereof, precisely to kill the OSI
> stack.

Noel,

I didn't mean to suggest otherwise, only that there was
sufficient IETF consensus to keep an Area and, if I recall,
several WGs going.  

    john