Re: [Rtg-open-source] normatively referencing open source work from standards-track RFCs

Alia Atlas <akatlas@gmail.com> Mon, 30 October 2017 16:38 UTC

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From: Alia Atlas <akatlas@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:28:49 -0400
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Subject: Re: [Rtg-open-source] normatively referencing open source work from standards-track RFCs
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Hi Peter,

As a trivial example that I'm aware of :-), draft-przygienda-rift/ encodes
its messages using thrift.

Does that help?

Regards,
Alia

On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 4:05 AM, Peter Hessler <phessler@theapt.org>; wrote:

> I'm afraid I don't understand the reasoning.  Can you give some
> examples that this would solve?
>
>
> On 2017 Oct 29 (Sun) at 22:57:04 -0400 (-0400), Alia Atlas wrote:
> :Although this list has been regrettably silent, I have still been thinking
> :about what could be done
> :to better improve interactions between the IETF and the variety of Open
> :Source organizations and projects.   I would love your opinions and
> :perspective.
> :
> :One obvious issue that jumped out at me is that it currently is quite
> :discouraged for a standards-track RFC to normatively reference non-SDO
> work
> :and part of this is the lack of clear policy around it.   Since normative
> :references basically restrict what technology can be built on top of which
> :and how, fixing this can give a means for the IETF to publish standards
> :that use mature Open Source technology.
> :
> :Please take a look and discuss here what you think.   What things did I
> :miss (other than the typo for the  dedicated reviewers ;-) ?  Would this
> :give clear enough guidance?
> :
> :Regards & Thanks,
> :Alia
> :
> :
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