At 2:58 PM +0200 10/27/10, Yoav Nir wrote:
So in answering you second question, I don't see any reason why things won't
keep sticking in PS or even Experimental forever.
Here's a reason, and possibly the strongest one: author pride. If I wrote a
protocol that I was proud of and I had a strong ego (both of those are purely
hypothetical, of course...), I would want to see it move forwards and I might
spend the necessary effort to make it happen.
Related, but not as strong of a motivator, is corporate motivation. If
WhizzyCorp helped create BlatP and implemented it in their hardware, there is
some motivation on their part to be able to say "it's a full standard". I think
personal pride would be a stronger motivator.
I support going to two steps so that those motivated to get to the second step
don't have to spend the effort on a third. It makes the market for "this
protocol is more important than that one" waste fewer person-hours on process.
--Paul Hoffman, Director
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