On 24/Mar/10 09:38, Spencer Dawkins wrote:
Because the IETF is about creating Intellectual Properties regarding
networksing. Not a Political Action Committee...
That's the worst definition of the IETF I've ever heard! I don't
believe that, and don't think ISOC believes that either.
I would assume that if ISOC thought we were doing something besides the
mission described in http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3935.txt, that RFC
wouldn't still be BCP 95...
The Internet isn't value-neutral, and neither is the IETF. We want
the Internet to be useful for communities that share our commitment
to openness and fairness.
Also, I'd never have guessed that the "IP" thing regarding networking
that the IETF is about could be "Intellectual Property".
Did You Say “Intellectual Property”? It's a Seductive Mirage
by Richard M. Stallman http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/not-ipr.html
Ietf mailing list