[ih] The Postel Principle

Dave Taht dave at taht.net
Sat Nov 9 10:15:07 PST 2019

Brian E Carpenter via Internet-history
<internet-history at elists.isoc.org> writes:

> This deserves to be a new thread. It turns out to be a warm, if not hot, topic.
> On 09-Nov-19 15:32, Jack Haverty wrote:
>> In the annals of Internet History, did Jon Postel's mantra of "Rough
>> Consensus and Running Code" fade away over time?
> First, read this draft:
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-iab-protocol-maintenance-04
> There's a discussion thread at:
> https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/browse/architecture-discuss/?gbt=1&index=jBCAqATbCy0kzt8bR_59LNlWjCU

I have tended to revser the dictum - RUNNING code and rough
consensus. It seems to be the only way to make progress.

> As you will see, your question is apposite to that draft. I'm a bit
> biased, because I was document editor for
> https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1958 and of course Jon had a hand in
> that.
>     Brian

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