Patents, IETF and Network Operators

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Thu Jan 21 15:39:37 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:35 AM, Abhishek Verma
<abhishekv.verma at> wrote:

> Is interop the only issue because of which most ideas get released
> into IETF? I guess interop is *an* issue since nobody wants a single
> vendor network.

I would point you at the 14+ frame-relay networks (that can't
interconnect in a meaningful manner) that MCI (still, mostly) runs
today... go-go-vendor-proprietary solutions!!


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