Re: [perpass] politics and the ietf

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> Thu, 05 December 2013 09:14 UTC

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From: Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr>
To: Elijah Sparrow <elijah@bitmask.net>
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On Wed, Dec 04, 2013 at 11:25:44PM -0800,
 Elijah Sparrow <elijah@bitmask.net> wrote 
 a message of 95 lines which said:

> As an outsider to the IETF, and one-time sociologist [...] whatever
> decisions are made will create winners and losers, people who
> benefit from the choice and people who are harmed by the choice.

I fully agree and, for the benefit of my fellow engineers, the best
paper to read about this issue is still "Tussle in Cyberspace:
Defining Tomorrow's Internet"
<http://groups.csail.mit.edu/ana/Publications/PubPDFs/Tussle2002.pdf>
which claims that we should admit there are tussles (different
interests and no hope of making everyone happy).