RE: Getting on with Things

"Adrian Farrel" <adrian@olddog.co.uk> Wed, 09 March 2016 16:53 UTC

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From: "Adrian Farrel" <adrian@olddog.co.uk>
To: "'Eliot Lear'" <lear@cisco.com>, "'Michael Richardson'" <mcr@sandelman.ca>, "'Phillip Hallam-Baker'" <phill@hallambaker.com>
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Subject: RE: Getting on with Things
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 16:53:01 -0000
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Eliot,

Picking one piece out of your MUD...

> I've floated an idea in draft-lear-mud-framework-00.txt which talks a
> little about this.  The idea is to learn what the Thing is and then have
> its manufacturer communicate to a deployment how the thing is intended
> to be used.

This approach worries me. While the manufacturer might not object to this, the user and the system integrator should. The fact that a device was manufactured for foo should not stop it being used for bar. 

Adrian