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[ih] Who owns old RFCs ?
- Subject: [ih] Who owns old RFCs ?
- From: dan at lynch.com (Dan Lynch)
- Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 12:54:43 -0700
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Back in the 80s I created Interop so vendors could demonstrate compliance with the IETF RFC standards. The idea of a testing institute to ensure compliance was floated and found too burdensome by everyone so public demonstrations became the efficient way. Our motto became ?I know it works. I saw it at Interop!? Of course there was months of voluntary testing at my lab in Sunnyvale that preceded the public demonstrations at Interop. Self interest motivated every one.
> On Apr 24, 2020, at 12:14 PM, John Levine via Internet-history <internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:
> ?In article <CAA=duU0eVz-XFKk2BT66=Fte7rs+LD2oqeypVrHGFjYJ_YZSmA at mail.gmail.com> you write:
>> Some other SDOs and industry fora create consensus conformance test plans
>> and then work out a deal with one or more test labs to run the tests for a
>> fee. The vendors pay for the testing, and if they don't pass, the test labs
>> work with them so that they can bring the product into compliance. Once
>> they pass, they get a report and certificate showing compliance, and in
>> some cases a joint press release with the sponsoring SDO/forum.
> I was going to suggest much the same thing, certification as a carrot,
> since we don't have any sticks.
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