JFC (Jefsey) Morfin
jefsey at jefsey.com
Thu Feb 16 16:16:03 CET 2006
The IANA has now closed the Language Tag Registry. It has even
prematurely open the Language Subtag and Extensions Registries. This
de facto terminates the mission assumed by this list (I never found
the IESG decision) and the role of the RFC 3066 Language Tag Reviewer
appointed by the Application AD.
This mailing list is now purposeless, so I unsubscribe.
This mailing list has helped registering 72 langtags in 10 years and
paved the way to RFC 3066 Bis. The RFC 3066 Bis text, most of us have
painstakingly worked out at the WG-LTRU, was initiated here. It is
now under IESG appeal. It may be next under IAB appeal. There may
still be needs for further tunings before it is fully implemented. We
all known that. This the Internet standard process and the IANA
procedures, when everything cannot be decided at WG level. In any
case, a BCP 47 will eventually become enforced.
At that time the IANA will create, publish and manage the
ietf-languages at iana.org list. The IESG will appoint a Language Subtag
Reviewer. People from all over the cultural and lingual world, but
probably also from the networking, marketing and political areas will
gather. This is due to the impact of the language tagging on text
industries but also due to its use the emerging Internet economical
model, multitier access, DRM, etc. and multilateral internet
architecture. I will then join that new list, whatever the status
decided by the IESG along the IAB decision I obtained.
I can only wish it success. For the world cultural, research and
societal community I hope we will then be able to be inclusive and
respectful of every person and of every culture. I hope we will
genuinely strive to an equal language opportunity, as I proposed the
IESG to declare it in RFC 3066 Bis. In cooperation with the other
language code registries we may now publish as called by the WSIS.
I here I was hurt by some. But I also found new and strong friends.
I thank you all for your dedication. I learned from most of you.
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