May 8th was the deadline for submitting project proposals for being
eventually funded by the EU, among others, for the call category "The Network of
the Future". I am sure, there will be numerous proposals worked out by different
ad-hoc consortia of partners spread all over Europe which may deal with the
objectives addressed by the IESG, see below. Hence multiple contributions
with multiple schools of thought might be presented to IETF and IRTF in the near
future. Eventually the evaluation process for all the submitted documents may
take too long for the Chicago meetings, but this is just my guess.
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weeks ago the Internet Area Directors sent a note on where to work
identifier-locator separation designs for routing scalability
promised in that note, we are sending this note to follow-up.
IESG is inviting proposals as soon as designs are ready to start the
As you know, work enters the IETF when there
is a sufficient
constituency and when the problem is sufficiently well
tractable engineering. Today, a number of groups are
potential solutions the routing and addressing problem. The
encourages anyone with ideas or time to dedicate to this effort
join any one of these groups.
The Routing and Addressing
Directorate will be reporting on the
activities in the various venues
around the greater IETF community.
Among other tasks, this directorate is
charged with helping to make
sure various efforts are aware of each others'
progress. Please make
sure the directorate is informed of any efforts
in which you participate.
One or more of these efforts will eventually
propose a new routing and
addressing architecture for the Internet.
The IETF consensus process
will be used to determine if that proposal is
acceptable to the whole
community as a starting point for the
solution. Developing a proposal
that will achieve consensus when it
reaches the IETF is a very
When the proposal does
reach the IETF it is almost certain that the
set of people interested in
the work will increase, or at the very
least differ. People not
involved in the development of the proposal
will be unfamiliar with
decisions that were made in the creation of
the proposal, so it will be
very important for a successful proposal
to provide rationale, probably
including reasons for discarding
alternatives that were considered.
It is important to consider the
balance between time spent refining a
proposal before bringing it to
the IETF against time spent building support
and within the IETF.
Revisiting key decisions will be a critical part of
consensus; attempting to avoid it will drive people away and
result in failure of an effort to reach consensus at all. Very
consensus is needed to achieve widespread deployment.
hopes that one or more proposals will soon be ready for
consideration. As appropriate, Area Directors will hold
consider revising charters of existing Working Groups,
establishing new Working Groups, and consider sponsoring
submissions. The IESG will consider whether the work is
ready for engineering, how it fits in with other proposals and
work, and so on.