Re: [irsg] An IETF repository for working code in our protocols?

Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de> Thu, 20 August 2020 16:01 UTC

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Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 18:01:29 +0200
From: Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de>
To: "Salz, Rich" <rsalz@akamai.com>
Cc: Eliot Lear <lear=40cisco.com@dmarc.ietf.org>, "wgchairs@ietf.org" <wgchairs@ietf.org>
Subject: Re: [irsg] An IETF repository for working code in our protocols?
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On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 03:39:36PM +0000, Salz, Rich wrote:
> There is ongoing tussle with one person in the NTP working group who keeps calling their code "the NTP reference implementation." I would be cautious about enabling others to do same.  Yes, for many years TLS was defined as "works with OpenSSL" and I don't think most folks thought was an ideal state either.

I guess there is little that can be done against someone calling their code
reference implementation. Except of course having actually WG endorsed
reference code and calling that "IETF FOOBAR-WG <protocol> reference code".

Eliot mentioned crypto code, but i don't think we have official "endorsement/work-product status"
for any such code... or do we ?

Cheers
    Toerless