US patent 5473599

Matt Palmer mpalmer at
Thu May 8 02:39:57 UTC 2014

On Wed, May 07, 2014 at 07:33:45PM -0700, Owen DeLong wrote:
> On May 7, 2014, at 4:19 PM, Matt Palmer <mpalmer at> wrote:
> > On Wed, May 07, 2014 at 05:57:01PM -0400, David Conrad wrote:
> >> However, assume that the OpenBSD developers did document their protocol
> >> and requested an IESG action and was refused.  Do you believe that would
> >> justify squatting on an already assigned number?
> > 
> > I'm going to go with "yes", just to be contrary.  At the point that the IESG
> > refused to deal with 'em, they've effectively been ostracised from "the
> > Internet community", and thus they are under no obligation to act within the
> > rules and customs of that community.
> I don’t believe for one second that the IESG refused to deal with ‘em.

Neither do I.  That wasn't the question I was answering, though -- the
scenario described was "assume that...".

- Matt

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