On 3/4/09 12:17 PM, "Marc Petit-Huguenin" <petithug(_at_)acm(_dot_)org> wrote:
Now, I know by experience that even significant contributions to an
I-D does not guarantee you a place in the acknowledgement section.
So what is the incentive into developing code that 1) will probably
be obsoleted by the next version of the I-D and 2) will not be
acknowledged at all in contributing to the improvement of the protocol?
I tend to assume people will be interested in a protocol
for some other reasons than garnering acknowledgements
and fluffing their resumes, and those other reasons will
presumably be sufficient motivation. Implementing something
will tend to be a pretty good way to find bugs, inefficiencies,
or other problems with a protocol specification. If you're
interested in kudos, take the issues you find to the mailing
list rather than directly to the author.
I'm pretty surprised by this argument.
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