[rfc-i] summary of Removing postal information from RFCs
John R Levine
johnl at taugh.com
Sun Jul 11 19:33:07 PDT 2021
On Sun, 11 Jul 2021, Larry Masinter wrote:
> Why do people want to do standards in the IETF rather just editing a spec in
> Google Docs or GitHub? One primary value that IETF adds is some kind of
> legal action due to copyright or patent claimed infringement, or anti-trust.
> It's the reason why there is a NOTE WELL.
FWIW, I have been a trustee of the IETF Trust for the past four years and
the identities of IETF contributors have never been an issue. That's not
a very compelling argument.
In the RFC publication process, the only identity we verify is your e-mail
adddress, since you can't approve an RFC if you don't respond to e-mail.
John Levine, johnl at taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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