[Servercert-wg] [EXTERNAL] Ballot SC23: Precertificates

Ryan Sleevi sleevi at google.com
Wed Oct 23 07:09:49 MST 2019

On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 12:32 AM Kirk Hall <Kirk.Hall at entrustdatacard.com>

> Suppose RFC 8305 says “All certificates must be Red”
> The Forum then says “What a great idea!  Let’s amend the BRs to say “All
> CAs must follow RFC 8305”.
> Then six months later, the small group of authors of RFC 8305 amend it to
> say “No, all certificates must be Blue.”  (Remember, RFCs are sometimes
> dominated by a small group who are trying to promote their own ideas or
> their companies’ commercial plans through an RFC.  That’s why so many RFCs
> never become standards.)

Hi Kirk,

I encourage you to visit the link I previously shared, so you can learn
more about the IETF process. You can also discuss with your colleagues at
Entrust Datacard.

The hypothetical process you described is not how the real world works.
It's an interesting thought experiment, to be sure, and it's useful to
better understand your confusion. However, it's useful to focus on what
actually happens, which I tried to clarify for you previously.

I've snipped the rest of your message - it's not useful to consider the
strawman argument, since it has no basis in fact.

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