Re: bettering open source involvement

"Eggert, Lars" <lars@netapp.com> Mon, 01 August 2016 14:42 UTC

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From: "Eggert, Lars" <lars@netapp.com>
To: "Livingood, Jason" <Jason_Livingood@comcast.com>
Subject: Re: bettering open source involvement
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Hi,

On 2016-08-01, at 15:44, Livingood, Jason <Jason_Livingood@comcast.com> wrote:
> What if, in some future state, a given working group had a code repository and the working group was chartered not just with developing the standards but maintaining implementations of the code?

as an addition to developing specs, that might be useful, if the spec remains the canonical standards output.

"Go read the code" is not a useful answer if the code comes under a license (such as GPL) that taints the developer. (This is a major reason what we are doing IETF specs for DCTCP and CUBIC - so that they can be implemented without needing to read Linux kernel code.)

Lars