[rfc-i] Finding contributors
tte at cs.fau.de
Wed Feb 7 14:31:15 PST 2018
Right. i was too terse:
Q: Whats my datatracker account profile good for, and who has access to it or even
uses it ? Like my biography or address ? I couldn't figure out how to read
somebody elses profile information.
N: If the datatracker information was publically readable, i would just suggest
to put a "Contact URL" fields into the profile, and then we can simply
put our datatracker profile URL into the RFC author URI field.
And when i later change associations, i just need to update my datatracker profile page
with new contact URL(s).
N: For email, i was not imagining an actual ietf email, but rather
a proxy service, something like this:
- add email to profile.
- publically shown only: email address exists, last update <date>
- proxy email service:
- creates email forwarder <username>@proxy.ietf.org
- mails would be forwarded, aka: new header, so sender can not
figure out recipient address (from bounced emails etc..)
- If proxy email service is attacked, protect sending emails
- to send emails to <username>@proxy.ietf.org:
- send $1 payment to token at proxy.ietf.org, receive token number
valid for 5 emails. Must include token into subject.
Insert originator email from paypal
transaction into proxied email.
- make charges so large it pays for the service but not larger so
that you don't have to bother about taxing income ;-)
Something like this. protected enough to run automatically without
more than initial dev work.
On Wed, Feb 07, 2018 at 04:58:12PM -0500, Andrew G. Malis wrote:
> > Of course it would be nice if IETF wold give authors some
> > permanent email or URL
> The ITU-T just ended their email service, I think the expenses were too
> The only SDO I???m aware of that still does that is the IEEE, and they charge
> an annual membership fee.
tte at cs.fau.de
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