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[ih] Who owns old RFCs ?

On April 24, 2020 15:55:04 Dan Lynch via Internet-history 
<internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:

> 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.

doesn't that run into the n? problem?  if you had an effective compliance
test it would be an o(n) problem, but for interoperability testing it is
an o{n?) matter.  if you have, say, 12 vendors you'd have to 12 compliance 
but 66 interop tests.


                     Bernie Cosell
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