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IETF rates itself 'minimally acceptable' on key measures of community, efficacy

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No Official Status

it has no official status

This has long been considered a major advantage of the IETF by participants, including the companies that R Soul lists. Those of us who tried to interest ISO and ITU-T (formerly CCITT) in the Internet in the 1980s are pretty glad that we failed.

The cold dead hand of governments is refreshingly absent from the IETF (and the W3C). The Internet is much better as a result.

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