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

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Thu, 20 August 2020 00:22 UTC

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Subject: Re: [irsg] An IETF repository for working code in our protocols?
To: "Acee Lindem (acee)" <acee@cisco.com>, "Joel M. Halpern" <jmh@joelhalpern.com>
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On 20/08/2020 01:01, Acee Lindem (acee) wrote:
> What is the advantage of the IETF maintaining the repository as
> opposed to pointing to a GitHub repository/repositories maintained
> the open source implementor(s)? I see none.
I do. Linking the RFC to the version of the code that
claims to implement that is useful. Not depending on
the kindness of, or lack of bitrot at, git<blah>.<tld>
is good.

Doesn't need to be hard, could just be a snapshot
of a git repo that's tied to the RFC (or I-D) via
the tracker. (I don't much care exactly how.)

But claiming that's useless is not something I can
grok TBH.

S.