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	Title		: Twelve heresies, two visions, and one belief
	Author(s)	: T. Hardie
	Filename	: draft-hardie-12-2-1-00.txt
	Pages		: 0
	Date		: 2003-6-20
	
The IETF brings together a technical community that shares a
common dedication to making the best possible engineering choices
and protocol standards for the Internet as whole.  The community
shares a number of common beliefs, which create the basis of a
common work style and inform many of the decisions made within the
IETF.  As in many communities of believers, some of these beliefs
have been elevated to the status of dogma.  In the process of
considering reform, the treatment of these as unquestionable may
be hindering progress.  This document challenges some of the
beliefs which the author believes have become dogmatic.  It also
presents two visions for the evolution of the IETF and articulates
a single belief.

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