[ih] Query: When did the IETF change to "everyone can come"?

Craig Partridge craig at aland.bbn.com
Mon Dec 4 09:04:42 PST 2006

In message <20061204165319.B857787325 at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>, Noel Chiappa writes

>    > From: jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu (Noel Chiappa)
>    > even before it became the IETF.
>    > (It was the Internet Architecture Task Force before that ..)
>Ooops, memory error. (Never rely on memory!) It was the "Gateway Algorithms
>and Data Structures", before it was split into InEng (IETF) and InArc. InArc
>died out, and I think the IRTF was created later (IIRC, which I probably
>don't :-).

As I recall, InArc met twice or three times.  The last meeting was a big
open meeting with lots of fun talks -- as I recall, at UDel.

It had no relation to IRTF, which was created later as part of the
reorganization, when it became clear that the IETF dwarfed the other
IAB Task Forces.  So all the other task forces were renamed working
groups and rolled into a structure called the IRTF.


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