Re: [Internetgovtech] Policy aspects (was: Cross community)

John Curran <jcurran@istaff.org> Tue, 22 July 2014 19:14 UTC

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On Jul 22, 2014, at 1:48 PM, S Moonesamy <sm+ietf@elandsys.com> wrote:

> During discussions about protocol design there are instances where the line between the technical aspects and the other aspects not that clear.  

Indeed - to the extent that the IETF decides to embed specific public
policy positions into protocols being developed, it becomes much easier 
to argue that it should have some responsibility (and accountability) for 
engagement beyond its traditional technical community on such issues.

/John

Disclaimer:  My views alone.