Re: [smartpowerdir] IETF Internet Protocol Standards for Smart Grid

Fred Baker <> Tue, 07 June 2011 13:24 UTC

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Subject: Re: [smartpowerdir] IETF Internet Protocol Standards for Smart Grid
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I am in receipt of a query from NIST's contractr for the Smart Grid regarding Can you comment on it please?


On Jun 7, 2011, at 5:54 AM, Marty Burns wrote:

> Fred,
> We received a comment from Microsoft today about placing our Internet RFC on the Catalog of Standards before it receives an RFC number from the IETF.
> “The IETF Internet Protocol Standards for Smart Grid should not be voted on until its been published as an RFC” from John Calhoon – Microsoft
> I think there is merit to this position and it seems reasonable to me to hold off on the vote until the number is assigned and the document can be retrieved by it. I think we expected this to occur already and this is why we scheduled a vote. However, it does seem questionable to vote on a document that cannot be formally identified.
> Do you think this number will come in the next few days (we need to start the vote on June 14th)? Alternatively we can have this vote as soon as the number is assigned or with the very next batch of standards.
> What are your thoughts?
> Cheers,
> Marty