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

Craig Simon cls at rkey.com
Mon Dec 4 08:14:41 PST 2006

Hi Harald,

That general question has been raised here before, though not parsed as 

These links may help, if you haven't checked them already.

General history by Henning Schulzrinne

Reflections of Lixia Zhang

Reflections of Craig Partridge

Dave Mills would probably be a good source for better detail.

Craig Simon

Harald Alvestrand wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm writing an article on the IETF, where a very small part deals with 
> its history.
> One thing I'd like to have right in that section:
> - The IETF started out as "people who work on DARPA projects related to 
> the ARPAnet"
> - It continued as "people who work on ARPAnet/Internet connected networks"
> - At some point, it changed to "anyone who wants to can come".
> Can someone help me by pointing out (with references, if possible) at 
> which IETF meetings those changes happened?
> Thanks in advance!
>                      Harald

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