effects and incompatibilities between GPG1.0.6 and PGP CKT 06

Werner Koch wk@gnupg.org
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.
>From rfc2028:
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