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It's nice to know that the 'net boffins of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), while they're dealing with trivia such as building an NSA-proof Internet, working out the next generation of routing protocols, making sure our VoIP calls connect, and slinging the 'net into the outer planets, can still find time for the …


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  1. Panicnow


    Dave Clark: “We reject: kings, presidents and voting. We believe in: rough consensus and running code.”

    I can think of a LOT of other places where this method would be transformational.

    UK Parliament for one!

    1. Trigonoceps occipitalis

      Re: HURRAH

      Which King and which President are members of the UK Parliament? Enquiring souls want to know.

      1. Yes Me Silver badge

        Re: HURRAH

        Dave Clark's a US citizen who lives in the Boston area. You may recall that they rejected a King, and the UK Parliament, some time ago. Rejecting Presidents and voting would still be contentious I guess. But the real message here is that if the opinions on a technology standard are split 51:49, the discussion isn't done yet. Voting on technical choices is a really dumb idea.

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