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Re: Please remove RFCs from the documentation in Debian packages

Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> writes:

> There seem to be someone believing that standard documents should be
> treated as software.  Standards are not software.  Standards do not
> improve if everyone is allowed to modify them and publish the modified
> version as an updated version of the standard.  Standards get their
> value from having a rigid procedure for updates and modifications.
> Software do not.

RFCs are not standards.  The IETF process is not a standardization
process in the traditional sense.

Part of the Internet's success story is the intertwining of software
development and de-facto standardization.  From this point of view,
RFCs are much more like software than traditional standards.

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