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[ih] the state of protocol R&D?

Dtnrg is one such group and a BOF is planned at next IETF for a WG.
On May 24, 2014 12:37 PM, "Miles Fidelman" <mfidelman at meetinghouse.net>

> Hi Folks,
> For a while, it's been kind of bugging me that the Internet ecosystem is
> increasingly a world of API's tied to proprietary systems - quite different
> than the world of interoperable protocols.  Sure, every once in a while
> something new comes along - like RSS and XMPP, but that's more at the
> fringes - and in a lot of cases we see attempts at things by folks who
> really don't have a clue (open social comes to mind).
> Obviously, a lot of that is driven by commercial factors - there's money
> to be made in centralizing systems and monetizing APIs; not so much for
> protocols.  And it seems like there isn't a lot of R&D funding for such
> things.
> Which leads me to wonder - is there much of a protocol r&d community left
> - academic or otherwise?  Or funders?  And if so, where do folks
> "congregate?"  For programming languages, there's
> http://lambda-the-ultimate.org/, conferences like OOPSLA, and there seems
> to be a steady stream of academic papers.  Is there anything left like that
> for protocol R&D?
> Miles Fidelman
> --
> In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
> In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra
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