[rfc-i] draft-flanagan-fiftyyears-00

Joe Touch touch at strayalpha.com
Fri Jan 4 19:59:03 PST 2019

Continuing my previous observation...

> On Oct 20, 2018, at 10:14 AM, Joe Touch <touch at strayalpha.com> wrote:
> On Oct 20, 2018, at 8:25 AM, Heather Flanagan <rse at rfc-editor.org <mailto:rse at rfc-editor.org>> wrote:
>> A -00 has been submitted for the Fifty Years of RFCs. This has been a fascinating document to pull together, and how did nearly fifty years pass since RFC 1 already??
> And only 20 (this month) since we lost Jon, whose impact on the series has now been reduced to the following three sentences (with context in the last case):
> The editorial staff went from one person, Jon Postel, to a team of
>    five to seven.
> Jon Postel took over the care and feeding of the RFCs,
>    evolving the process and adding collaborators over the next twenty-
>    seven years.
> ...different individuals stepped up to take on roles necessary
>    to keep the process of specification development organized and open.
>    ... This was mostly Jon Postel, doing the work of names and
>    numbers, as well as working as the editor of RFCs, but there were
>    also individuals and institutions supporting the IETF's Secretariat
>    function.  
Make that 4 sentences:

   When I joined ISI, shortly after Jon Postel passed away, the RFC
   Editor as we know it today (as defined in RFC 5620 <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5620>, and as obsoleted
   by RFCs 6548 and 6635) did not exist.

Just wow.


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