[rfc-i] draft-flanagan-rfc-framework-02 composition tools

Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) rse at rfc-editor.org
Fri Oct 31 14:24:39 PDT 2014


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On 10/31/14 10:01 AM, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) wrote:
> On 10/31/14, 4:36 PM, "Stewart Bryant (stbryant)"
> <stbryant at cisco.com> wrote:
> 
>> On 31/10/2014 16:13, Ted Lemon wrote:
>>> On Oct 31, 2014, at 12:07 PM, Joe Hildebrand (jhildebr) 
>>> <jhildebr at cisco.com> wrote:
>>>>> Maybe they would be if we negotiated a group buy?
>>>> Are we talking about Word?
>>> I was talking about that XML editing tool that we sometimes
>>> hear mentioned.   I can't remember what it's called.   I don't
>>> think there's any need to do a group buy on something like
>>> Word, and in general unless we could just negotiate a deal with
>>> the XML editor people that allows for one-time buys at a
>>> significant discount, I think it's not practical.
>> 
>> The XMLmind XML editor with addons actively maintained as a
>> formal part of the tools suite would be fine.
>> 
>> If there was some negotiated license rate or we could convince
>> them to allow reshipment of an ID editor under their developer
>> license (owned by IETF) that would be perfect for many people.
> 
> Oh - that's *completely* reasonable.  I'm CC'ing the RSOC for us to
>  discuss this.  Assuming everyone else thinks it's a good idea, we
> can ask the IAOC to see if they can negotiate something.
> 

I would very much support doing this, though the identity management
person in me is entirely uncertain how we would accomplish such a
thing.  The IETF doesn't have members as such, so how would a vendor
be able to provide a limited license or discount to participants?

- -Heather
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