[Bitcoin-development] Payment Protocol Proposal: Invoices/Payments/Receipts

Walter Stanish walter at stani.sh
Tue Nov 27 03:31:36 UTC 2012

>> We are currently working with IETF staff, with open offers of support
>> from multiple well funded commercial bodies, to transition these
>> proposals through to IANA management.
> I hate to inform you that you have been mislead. The IETF and the IANA
> do not operate as you outlined above. Having spent too many years
> within ICANN/IETF/IANA I can assure you are mistaken.
> Your drafts are expired and it appears that there is no support for a
> "finance" working group in the IETF.

We are not establishing an IETF working group, which is an option that
was explored prior to the Paris meeting and has been sidelined at
present for depth-of-bureaucracy by the backing commercial entities.
Rather, we are establishing a top-level IANA registry group. This is
not anticipated by the IETF old-guard working with us to be either (a)
controversial or (b) possible to block.

- Walter

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