Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Happy Birthday RFC

How the Internet Got Its Rules - NYTimes.com celebrates a successful collaboration model that's 40 years old: RFC, or Request for Comments.
these humble documents shape the Internet’s inner workings and have played a significant role in its success

What history! What an achievment! It represents the best of engineering culture, to have an open dialogue to craft the best solution (brainstormimg + compromise). And, it only leaves me wondering, why can't we have more true collaborative standards in our industry?

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