Internet standards and future development
This talk will discuss the process of creating standards on the Internet. Current status and future perspectives in Internet standardisation arena will be examined. The core Internet standards have been created through the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The IETF is unique among standards organizations in being an open organization with individuals, not companies or countries, as participants. The IETF way of working has proved remarkably effective in the past. This talk will discuss some of the factors that allowed the IETF to be successful in the past, some of the issues that it is currently facing, and how it hopes to continue to be effective without losing its basic character.