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Re: Towards a new charter for the WebRTC Working Group

From: Cullen Jennings (fluffy) <fluffy@cisco.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 18:42:12 +0000
To: Michael Tuexen <Michael.Tuexen@lurchi.franken.de>
CC: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EDEA6533-710D-41D2-9271-33590AA61F80@cisco.com>

On Jan 6, 2018, at 6:27 AM, Michael Tuexen <Michael.Tuexen@lurchi.franken.de<mailto:Michael.Tuexen@lurchi.franken.de>> wrote:

What are the benefits of using QUIC datachannels compared to SCTP datachannels?

So this is going to a sort of flippant answer which at first seems totally wrong but the more you think about,  it might have some element of truth …

The advantage of QUIC over SCTP is that I only have to implement one thing.

If I look 5 year forward, it is possible that the share amount of energy going into QUIC will cause it to have a higher success rate across the network than anything else as well as provide the super set of all other transports combined. It’s not that C was better programming language or had better features that Modula-2, but it did turn out due to the energy sunk into it that it was a better bet to invest in for the future. SCTP could have been the thing people optimized and evolved to be all the things QUIC is but I think that ship has sailed. Certainly the things WebRTC did to put SCTP in user space and run it over UDP was very motivational for the QUIC guys in thinking about how to move forward with a deployable solution.

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