[apps-discuss] Publication of NNTP extensions on the Standards Tracks (fwd)

Julien ÉLIE julien at trigofacile.com
Tue Jun 15 21:09:46 UTC 2010

Hi all,

Quoting Alexey Melnikov, Murray S. Kucherawy and Russ Allbery:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Alexey Melnikov
>>> Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:11 PM
>>> To: Murray S. Kucherawy
>>> Cc: Apps-Discuss at ietf.org
>>> Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] Publication of NNTP extensions on the Standards Tracks
>>> I am concerned about the number of users of the technology in general
>>> and experts/reviewers in particular. Some Area Directors have much
>>> higher bar for sponsoring documents than I do, yet I am still trying to
>>> decide if investing my AD time in NNTP is a good way of spending time.
>> Unfortunately I don't think NNTP specs fit into another area.  And my
>> understanding is that a non-experimental specification defining a
>> protocol that traverses ADMD boundaries has to be standards track.
>> But the issue of the absence of expertise in the IETF to conduct
>> meaningful reviews is an interesting one, as is the presumably dwindling
>> user base.  Perhaps those are reasons to do them as informational or
>> experimental until there's evidence of the opposite.
> If it helps, I'm happy to do expert review of any NNTP-related protocol,
> and there are several other people on the ietf-nntp mailing list who would
> also be happy to do the same.
> What the NNTP community is mostly missing for IETF standardization
> discussions, I think, are active participants who are also IETF attendees.
> While I follow some IETF work, I'm not involved in enough of it at this
> point to be able to justify the meeting attendance.

I would also be happy to provide help and review about the NNTP protocol.

(Though in this specific case of draft-elie-nntp-list-additions, obviously
people other than me should review it.)

Julien ÉLIE

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