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If all goes according to plan, the venerable Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) will this week tackle a fiendishly difficult problem: standing on its own administrative feet. Today, the IETF exists as an Internet Society (ISOC) activity under a structure that is more than a decade old and needs a refresh. The IETF has …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
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    I'm confident they will work something out

    Given that the IETF is the polar opposite of ICANN, I am confident that serious discussions are being had, opinions are being taken into account, and the IETF will have a proper charter and all that jazz in the timeframe they have themselves appointed.

    In other words : a normal transition, managed normally by reasonable people in a reasonable way.

    And that is just about as different from ICANN as can be.

  2. Alan J. Wylie

    “rough consensus and running code”

    Also humming

    RFC 7282 - On Consensus and Humming in the IETF

  3. handleoclast

    Re: Also humming

    Ah, one of the earliest error-correction techniques, the Humming Code.

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