The open source community definitely wants to be able to guarantee to
its users the ability to take text or code from an IETF standard and
use that text or code in derivatives of that standard. Parts of the
open source community want to be able to claim that that standard is
the real unmodified thing. Other parts of the open source community
would be happy changing the name of the work and clearly indicating
what it is.
The above paragraph probably also works if you replace "The open
source community" with the name of any large Internet-related
software or hardware company, such as "Microsoft" of "Cisco". There
is a lot to be gained by embracing and extending existing standards
and establishing your own defacto standards that are supersets of the
originals. But, those defacto standards tend to be detrimental to
one of the primary goals of the IETF: interoperablity.
Areas where a discussion might be useful would be to explain why the
open source community wants to do this etc.
While it might be interesting to gain this insight into the
motivations open source community, I don't know that it would be
pertinent to the issue at hand.
A better question to answer would be: Why would allowing the
publication of modified or extended IETF standards (by the open
source community or others) be good for the Internet?
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