[rfc-i] Fwd: Comment on headers-and-boilerplates

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 12:20:14 PST 2008

On 2008-12-09 23:40, Olaf Kolkman wrote:
> Brian:
>> But seriously, if a document says "This is the product of X" does
>> it really also need to say "This is not the product of Y", for
>> *any* values of X and Y?
> When one X and Y take the value of "<BLAFOO> stream" then that statement
> is correct.
> The point here is that if X=IETF then there is some ambiguity of what
> IETF actually means:
> The IETF Universe of organizations (IESG, WGs, IAB, IRTF, IAOC, Trust)
> or the IETF Standards Process (as governed by 2026). I'd prefer to try
> and not rathole on that.
> As far as I am concerned it is clear that Standards Track Documents can
> only be published through the IETF stream and IMHO that should be stressed.

That's really a side issue to anyone who is not involved in the process.
The relevant issue for the public is completely contained in the phrase
"...does not specify an Internet standard of any kind." If that doesn't
work, nothing will, as far as I can see.


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