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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Proposal for digital signatures of documents
Date Mon, 09 Mar 2009 02:35:04 GMT
On Mon, Mar 09, 2009 at 12:56:04PM +1030, Antony Blakey wrote:
>
> On 09/03/2009, at 12:42 PM, Noah Slater wrote:
>
>> The choice of mailing list has no bearing on good practice.
>
> This is a list to discuss uses of CouchDB, rather than the core or
> direction of the product, which is dev@. If this were dev@ then the
> discussion would be in the context of official CouchDB support and/or
> incorporation. As this is user@, what is an RFC a prerequisite for
> (apart from your interest)?

I am speaking as a user of CouchDB, not a developer. If the community wants to
interest me in a canonicalisation of JSON then I want to see that the plan is to
push this through the IETF as an RFC. Otherwise, what's the point?

> IMO it's a bit early to make this call. Let's see how it goes - at least
> two people are interested, and if it's supported by some third party
> libraries, then maybe more people will use it. Thus are communities born.

Communities can form around the standards track process too.

-- 
Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater

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