(a) The publicly available working documents may not be up-to-date.
They are up to date for ITU-T members.
(b) Most of the ITU's publicly available documents are not free.
They are available to ITU-T members.
In the message I was responding to, you wrote:
If I stand up (physically or virtually) in an IETF
meeting and say "the ITU-T is doing such and such", you can either
me or double check with the ITU.
My point was that I *cannot* double check. You just confirmed it.
You're right that I still can't double-check someone authorized to speak
for the ITU; but, if the ITU is careful about whom it authorizes, then
such people may wind up building a reputation for
trustworthiness--"they're probably right, or the ITU leadership
wouldn't've authorized them". And, if they get it wrong, then there's a
known person to tie to the rails when the train wreck happens.
|John Stracke |Principal Engineer |
|jstracke(_at_)incentivesystems(_dot_)com |Incentive Systems, Inc. |
|http://www.incentivesystems.com |My opinions are my own. |
|No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife in the shoulderblades|
|will cramp his style. |