On 2 jan 2008, at 0:01, Dave Crocker wrote:
You and I and pretty much everyone reading this email are not
representative of the broader Internet community. So the question
is how to document the assessment that "lots of people" do use IMAP.
What was the purpose of this dicussion again?
If 10 million people use IMAP it was a waste of the IETF's time to
develop it, but if 100 million people use it it's ok?
By that measure, we should stop developing routing protocols.
Especially that pesky BGP protocol is a miserable failure: after 15
years, we can still number the organizations that use it (publically)
out of a 16-bit space. But then, only a few handfuls of niche vendors
Compare that to IPv6, which is highly successful, because every Mac
sold the last 5 years and every Vista machine sends a few IPv6 packets
as soon as you plug an ethernet cable into it.
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