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

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Wed, 19 August 2020 23:51 UTC

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Subject: Re: [irsg] An IETF repository for working code in our protocols?
To: "Joel M. Halpern" <jmh@joelhalpern.com>
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I won't keep repeating myself (promise:-) but...

On 20/08/2020 00:42, Joel M. Halpern wrote:
> Depending upon the license, for many purposes looking at open source
> code can actually be harmful to the implementation work.

The "many" above seems to me to be a severe exaggeration.
At least my reality is otherwise.

And anyway, if looking at someone's code hurts someone's
eyeballs or profits, they can just avert their eyes:-)

S.