Re: Please remove RFCs from the documentation in Debian packages
Petter Reinholdtsen <email@example.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.