Spencer Dawkins wrote:
I haven't been involved with W3C since 2000, but I WAS involved in W3C
during the late 1990s. It's worth pointing out that the "alternate
routing" mechanism _did_ include a king - at that time, Tim was doing
final endorsement for all "recommendations", and it looks like Director
Endorsement is still the case (see
You know, Spencer. We *had* a king for a VERY long time, and it was Jon
Postel as RFC Editor and IANA. And somehow we survived. While Jon was
around somehow a vast plethora of standards got vetted, not the least of
which were IP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, SMTP, FTP, SMTP, NNTP and DNS. I agreed
with some of his decisions and disagreed with others. Probably the same
would be true with Tim Berners Lee.
But you missed my point. Don't like the IETF or the W3C? Try the TMF
or the DMTF or the ITU or the GGF or the IEEE or roll your own (everyone
else has ;-). I'm not saying don't make the IETF better. I think you
do, by the way, through your participation (same with John Klensin and
Dave Crocker, fwiw).
I am saying that people have and will route around damage. Over this
decision I doubt it will come to this. I have faith that the people in
the IAB and the IESG care enough about the organization to listen to
experts and make a good decision. I hope my faith is not misplaced.
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