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APPLCORE rough concensus?

From: Chris Newman <chris@innosoft.com>
Date: Sun, 07 Feb 1999 18:50:26 -0800 (PST)
To: discuss@apps.ietf.org
Message-id: <Pine.SOL.3.95.990207182541.17944E-100000@elwood.innosoft.com>
I get the following sense of this list on the APPLCORE proposal:

* There is significant interest in the problem

* As long as the effort avoids research areas (i.e., is constrained to
  problems we've solved before), it's within IETF's scope.

* The proposed charter does a good job at constraining the problem, but
  perhaps not good enough (specific suggestions welcome).

* Some have suggested the "core protocol" task be dropped but that a group
  doing the history/problem identification task would be valuable.

* Some have suggested the second work item be changed from a "core
  protocol" to "reusable protocol components" or "design patterns"

* This should be coordinated with the HTTP-NG team and ONCRPC WG who
  are doing related work with different scopes.

I believe the first three suffice to justify a BOF on the topic.  The next
two are good issues to discuss at a BOF and unlikely to be resolved on
this list. 

Please speak up if you disagree with this characterization of the
discussion so far.

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		- Chris
Received on Sunday, 7 February 1999 21:53:40 UTC

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