At 11:40 01-02-2009, Dave CROCKER wrote:
1. Macroeconomic effect from email filtering: Monopolistic
There wasn't any comments on the Last-Call about the implications to
individual or small companies, particularly ones in small emerging
market countries. It's refreshing to see such a question being brought
up during an IESG evaluation.
Good that we care? Sure. Good that we base formal approval on it? Maybe not.
Macroeconomic analysis -- especially predictions about the directions an
economic process will develop towards -- is a poorly understood topic of
expertise, even among experts... as we are unfortunately seeing demonstrated in
the global economy.
What is the IETF track record that should give us any faith in this community's
ability to make such predictions. Absent that track record, we are creating the
risk that we will refuse technologies erroneously.
The IETF defines technologies, not markets.
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