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[ih] Who owns old RFCs ?

I resisted mouthing "what have you been smoking?"


On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 3:46 PM Dave Crocker via Internet-history <
internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:

> On 4/24/2020 4:43 AM, Andrew G. Malis via Internet-history wrote:
> > Some other SDOs and industry fora create consensus conformance test plans
> Historically, the fact that there has NOT been formal 'certification'
> for Internet implementations has been a major feature.  Interoperability
> testing demonstrates that the implementation actually works.
> Comformance testing doesn't.
> With the usual caveats about poor memory, I'll add...
> There was a wonderful panel, around 1990, including Vint and a very
> vocal OSI advocate from Boeing.  Vint commented about our doing interops
> rather than conformance testing and the benefit of demonstrating actual
> ability to... interoperate.  The Boeing advocate was a few speakers down
> the line, so it was some minutes before she spoke.
> Her comments included the firm declaration that interoperability wasn't
> possible without formal conformance testing.  In perhaps the most overt
> public act I've ever seen Vint make, he slowly leaned slightly forward
> and slowly turned his head to look at her.
> d/
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