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Anybody can participate in the IETF (Was: Why is IPv6 broken?)

> The IETF is run by volunteers. They volunteer because they find
> designing protocols to be fun. For the most part, operators are not
> entertained by designing network protocols. So, for the most part they
> don't partiticpate.

Randy Bush, "Editorial zone: Into the Future with the Internet Vendor
Task Force: a very curmudgeonly view, or testing spaghetti," ACM SIGCOMM
Computer Communication Review Volume 35 Issue 5, October 2005.