Re: [storm] [nfsv4] [tsv-area] Application protocol for distributed storage

Nicolas Williams <Nicolas.Williams@sun.com> Sun, 17 January 2010 23:31 UTC

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From: Nicolas Williams <Nicolas.Williams@sun.com>
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Subject: Re: [storm] [nfsv4] [tsv-area] Application protocol for distributed storage
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On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 10:12:27PM -0800, Joe Touch wrote:
> Nicolas Williams wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 10:51:39AM -0600, Wesley Leggette wrote:
> >>>> When we are ready to submit something (it would be a submission which
> >>>> documents what we have currently implemented) is there a working group that
> >>>> would be appropriate, or should we just submit an I-D directly?
> >>> It's always easiest to submit an individual I-D first, then see where to
> >>> place it, AFAICT.
> >> Then we will do that for now, taking into account your other suggestions.
> > 
> > The process roughly goes like this:
> > 
> >  - Submit some individual submission Internet-Drafts (e.g.,
> >    draft-leggette-my-distributed-storage-protocol-00).
> 
> - - figure out whether that doc should be handled in an existing WG
> 	- this can happen by review, or by making a brief presentation
> 	on one of the area meetings at the next IETF

Indeed.  Read all the WG charters and see which comes closest to being a
good home for this work.  If your work is really something new then
chances are good no existing WG's charter will cover it.

Do keep in mind that the IETF is a volunteer organization.  There are no
paid members, jsut volunteers who participate.  Many participants' IETF
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[read: patent] licensing: the more restrictive/costly the licensing
terms, the less interest you'll find.

Cheers,

Nico
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