Re: [Nethistory] Need a change

Heather Flanagan <> Fri, 04 January 2019 15:52 UTC

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On 1/3/19 8:31 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> On 2019-01-04 17:15, Scott Brim wrote:
>> Brian, what would you propose happen here? This list will not achieve
>> critical mass (although I now remember the launch fondly). Take it to ISOC?
> I don't really have the ergs to do any more than make the suggestion,
> but yes, I think that would be a better next step than simply giving
> up. I would imagine that some sort of cooperation with the Internet
> Archive would be desirable. Also possibly with the Computer History
> Museum, if any old-fashioned paper with ink is involved.

I know the Computer History Museum would be happy to get their hands on 
the first 1000 or so RFCs held as ISI, but the library at USC is also 
quite interested in keeping them and everything else that was in Jon 
Postel's office.

The Computer History Museum and the Royal Library of Sweden are both 
partnering with the RFC Editor to keep a digital copy of RFCs in their 


>     Brian
>> On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 8:22 PM Brian E Carpenter <
>>> wrote:
>>> The only thing is, do we (for some value of "we") care about this?:
>>>>>> raise the awareness of IETF members about saving important historical
>>> archives and artifacts.
>>> If we close the list, we're saying either that we (the IETF) don't care, or
>>> that IETF people are already aware of the need to save stuff.
>>> I do care, because I've worked a bit on the history of computing and I'm
>>> very
>>> much aware of the historical value of personal records, alongside official
>>> sources. But whether this is worthy of IETF cycles is a separate question.
>>> It seems like something that should perhaps be an ISOC topic.
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