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Re: IETF process

1997-11-10 23:48:52
At 11:28 AM -0800 11/10/97, William H. Geiger III wrote:

In <199711101804(_dot_)TAA15784(_at_)sema(_dot_)fr>, on 11/10/97
  at 12:42 PM, "Alain Zahm" <zahm(_at_)sophia(_dot_)sema(_dot_)fr> said:

One (more) silly question: what about MOSS? Isn(t it THE INTERNET
standard for secured email?

Heh, Is anyone useing it?? :)

Since IETF standards must achieve market acceptance, this answer is more
relevant than it appears at first.  As far as I can tell:

(1) There is no such thing as THE internet standard.  There are usually
several to chose from.  Although those who wish to communicate tend to use
IP.  :-)

(2) Even when there are well established standards, people are free to
start a working group to make a new standard.  SPKI is an example.

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