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From: WINTER,CHRIS (HP-Sweden,ex1) <chris_winter@hp.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 12:11:27 +0200
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To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

On Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 13:38:26 -0400 (EDT), Christopher Hicks wrote:
>In terms of computing technology, the IETF
>stands as a shining example of how to get standards widely implemented.
>The fact that the standards were written by practical engineers instead of
>standards lawyers is certainly one reason for that.   

I am quite sorry to say that a colleague pointed out that,contrary to
popular belief, the IETF actually has adopted a RAND model. 

More information can be read at http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2026.txt.
Especially chapters 6.2 and 10.3 make for quite interesting reading. Given
the fact that IETF has been coined as a success story on standard
implementation by various contributors to the current discussion (who are
zealously opposing RAND style arrangements in the W3C case), plus the fact
that IETF uses a RAND model makes it clear to me that I perhaps should
re-evaluate my position on the matter at hand. 

Kind regards, 

Chris Winter
Received on Friday, 5 October 2001 06:11:36 UTC

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