Comments on proposed TLS Authorisation Standard

"Alan Lord (The Open Learning Centre)" <> Tue, 10 February 2009 17:32 UTC

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I am saddened to hear about the plans to move the TLS Authorisation 
specification to a Proposed Standard.

Being encumbered with patents will severely restrict the ability for 
this standard to be deployed in the same manner with which other very 
successful non-encumbered standards of the IETF have done so in the past.

Not only will it limit it's use to those organisations which can afford, 
or will politically accept, to license the relevant technologies, but it 
will also, in my opinion, cast a very dark shadow over the IETF. A body 
that has been a shining light in the world of Open and publicly 
accessible standards in the past.

Please consider this request and think carefully about what it is you 
are risking.

Yours Sincerely

Alan Lord

The Open Learning Centre

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