Re: [mif] Decision regarding MIF

Mikael Abrahamsson <> Mon, 09 May 2016 07:10 UTC

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On Sun, 8 May 2016, Terry Manderson wrote:

> I will be closing the MIF Working Group, however I will be leaving the
> Mailing List open for ongoing discussion.


With the MIF working group closed, where should work in this area be done?

I don't really care where the work is done, as long as it gets done. 

Since we're seeing people show up with solutions and request these to be 
implemented (draft-mccann-dmm-prefixcost for instance), I'd like to see 
this being coordinated somewhere. Or is there no agreement that this 
should be coordinated?

Because I don't think we'll find the best technical architecture overall 
by working groups independently coming up with solutions in the same space 
and then go and request L3 protocol enhancements individually without 
overall coordination. In my view, this would mean that either nothing gets 
done (because 6MAN will say no), or we get too many solutions in the same 
problem space leading to fragmentation and different technologies not 
playing nice with each other.

So while I realise why you've made your decision, this is the one question 
that is still left unanswered for me.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: