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[ih] Who owns old RFCs ?

N was not very big. Started at 50 and was at 200 a few years later. Still only took a day or so. 


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> On Apr 24, 2020, at 1:49 PM, Bernie Cosell via Internet-history <internet-history at elists.isoc.org> wrote:
> ?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 tests
> but 66 interop tests.
> /Bernie\
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