To: "Hollenbeck, Scott" <email@example.com>
Cc: "Edward Lewis" <Ed.Lewis@Neustar.biz>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Edward Lewis <Ed.Lewis@Neustar.biz>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 15:03:27 -0400
Subject: WG, was RE: [ietf-provreg] Services messages in RFC 3730
At 14:53 -0400 8/12/05, Hollenbeck, Scott wrote: >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Edward Lewis [mailto:Ed.Lewis@neustar.biz] >> Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 2:20 PM >> To: Hollenbeck, Scott >> Cc: Michael Young; email@example.com >> Subject: RE: [ietf-provreg] Services messages in RFC 3730 > >[snip] > >> >c. It's common IETF practice to add new features via extensions once >> >proposed standards are published. Extension development is usually a >> >good reason to spin up a new working group. >> >> On a tangent - do you mean to say that extensions ought to cause a >> new WG? Up to now some extensions haven't been discussed in a (new) >> WG. > >What I'm saying is that it's not uncommon for a new group to form around >the idea of adding new features to an established protocol without >changing the established protocol. The imapext working group, for >example. There generally has to be a lot of common ground among the >implementing community to have this be successful. In our case, it >could mean that multiple people would want to work on the same >extension(s), maybe due to an ICANN requirement or some other similar >need that brings people together. > >It's also quite acceptable for someone to just write their own extension >draft and push it through the standards process. This is probably a >better option if the extension has limited appeal. What I expressed to someone after the CENTR meeting was that (for a particular extension) was that they could collect a group of CENTR members, hammer out a draft (DRAFT!, not specification, not RFC) and then bring that to the IETF. In other words, it doesn't always have to start in the IETF - although having the IETF last call, and this list, as a significant "open discussion" of the work. -- -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Edward Lewis +1-571-434-5468 NeuStar If you knew what I was thinking, you'd understand what I was saying.