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Re: proposed charter for TLS working group

From: Tom Weinstein <tomw@netscape.com>
Date: Tue, 07 May 1996 16:36:44 -0700
Message-Id: <318FDE8C.794B@netscape.com>
To: Eric Murray <ericm@lne.com>
Cc: Tom Stephens <tomste@microsoft.com>, ietf-tls@w3.org
I am in violent agreement with Eric.

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Eric Murray wrote:
> 
> Tom Stephens writes:
> >
> > Christopher,
> >
> > Microsoft is fully committed to STLP.
> 
> By 'STLP' do you mean "Microsoft's proposal" or "the eventual
> standard that the TLS working group produces"?
> 
> "STLP" has become overloaded- some people take it mean Microsoft's
> "strawman", others are using it as the name of the standard
> that this group is discussing.
> 
> I'd like to suggest that we use a diferent name for the standard
> that the working group is supposed to produce.  I have been
> calling it "TLS", I would like to propose that we call it that.
> Using a name that is not owned by any corporate entity should
> reduce the amount of political manouvering that is going on.
> 
> > Two weeks ago I posted to this alias an invitation for all interested
> > parties to meet and develop a draft which could be presented to this
> > working group at Montreal.  I make that proposal again.  Would you be
> > willing to be in the San Francisco Bay Area during the week of 5/27 (
> > time and location can be announced this week) and resolve the issues you
> > and the others on this alias have raised?  This would seem to be the
> > fastest, most efficient way of meeting the aggressive timeline that has
> > been proposed.
> 
> While I applaud your willingness to meet and to accomplish
> things, I'm not sure that calling a meeting like this doesn't
> voliate the spirit of the IETF.  Only a few of the people who
> have an interest in the working-group would be able to attend.
> I think it would be more in keeping with the spirit of the IETF to
> do as much as possible via the mailing list, where all can participate.
> 
> Having said that, if there's a meeting in the bay area I won't miss it.
> 
> --
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