Re: IEEE 802 and ISO


leiner@RIACS.ARPA
09 Jul 86 08:45:30 PDT (Wed)


John,

I agree with you that it is important to have representation from the
IP world on the standard setting bodies. The IAB has been wrestling
with the problem, with no satisfactory solution to date.

There is a view that says that DARPA should fund such representation.
There is also the opposing view. Both have strong arguments in their
favor. (The opposing view doesn't say there should not be
representation; only that it is not appropriate for DARPA to fund it)

Keep tuned. In the meantime, voluntary participation by IP
knowledgable people on standards bodies is certainly encouraged. Also,
places like DCA and NBS are doing their best, again with limited
resources.

Barry

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