effects and incompatibilities between GPG1.0.6 and PGP CKT 06
Tue Jul 10 09:50:02 2001
On 09 Jul 2001 00:25:11 +0200, Florian Weimer said:
> I think you can participate even if you aren't an official member
> (whatever the requirements are for that). I think this is part of the
> idea of the IETF standardization process.
Indeed, there is no official membership. A Working Group is just a WG
doing its work mainly using a mailing list. There are even no
restrictions on attendance of an IETF meeting. The IETF is not like
ANSI or ISO and this one big reason that the Internet does work.
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for remote participation.
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