Melinda Shore <mshore(_at_)cisco(_dot_)com> writes:
Thinking not-that-far-back to the arrival of the FSF-driven
hordes trying to stop publication of the TLS authorization
document, I think the IETF pretty much blew them off, which was
the right thing to do under the circumstances. If it didn't
matter who was making the point I'm not sure that would have
happened (and I think if it had been only one or two of them I'm
not sure that would have happened, either).
Some of those posts made relevant points, and came from people who are
responsible for parts of the Internet. If indeed the IETF blew them
off, which I sincerely hope is not what will happen to that draft (the
status tracker hasn't changed status since before then), I think the
IETF will lose credibility in the wider community.
I'd prefer an IETF that serves the larger community over one that caters
only to the few frequent contributors.
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