[iucg] IDNA2008 : planned appeal

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Wed Jan 20 20:27:40 CET 2010


I tried to think of something else to say. But I can only think of one  

"Oh, for fuck's sake!"


On 20 Jan 2010, at 19:00, jean-michel bernier de portzamparc wrote:

> For those interested in the post IDNA2008 work on an IDNA2010 BCP.
> http://idna2010.org (an IUCG direct access)
> Portzamparc
> Moderator workon at idna2010.org
> Dear all,
> Further to the IESG announcement of their approval of the IDNA2008  
> documents, I intend to appeal that decision. I will most probably be  
> supported by others in so doing. This appeal will be a special  
> appeal and will be carefully documented. The intent here is not to  
> oppose the documents, which are in fact excellent and represent a  
> major and positive step ahead for the Internet, but rather to oppose  
> their publication without further work being carried out beforehand.  
> To use IDNA2008, which is the Internet protocol for supporting IDNs,  
> without the proper IDNA2010 work firstly being completed regarding  
> its support on the user side, may create undesired confusion, high  
> security risks and, therefore, an inappropriate and undesirable  
> image of IDNA.
> This is particularly the case of the ICANN Fast Track project  
> (limited to a discriminated set of IDNccTLDs) and of the rather  
> similar ATLARGE My Track project (open to every IDNg/ccTLD project).  
> As one of the initiators of the My Track project, I will do my best  
> to delay it until things have been clarified. None of the multiple  
> contact attempts with the ICANN BoD Members, IDNs related staff, and  
> key persons in their IDN area has resulted in response. By their  
> silence they are endangering the stability of the Internet. They  
> must be officially warned by the IAB, elucidated by the IESG, and  
> assisted by documents from the IETF and IUCG.
> Here is my projected calendar:
> 1. to document the problem from the document that I sent to the IESG  
> as the Chair of Project.FRA. It explained explaining what actions  
> the ICANN's political precipitation obliges on us.
> 2. to document how this kind of major problem (a complete change in  
> the understanding of the Internet and domain name system  
> architectures is involved) could be addressed.
> 3. to appeal the decision before March 7, and to propose the most  
> limited number of necessary changes in order to make it understood  
> that this publication is excellent but that it MUST be considered as  
> premature to use it.
> I do not want this appeal to be considered as community dissent.  
> Therefore, I will not discuss it on the workon at idna2010.org mailing  
> list. I will be attentive, however, as to what may be discussed on  
> this list, which is destined to work on an IDNA2010 BCP as to the  
> different ways to implement and deploy IDNA2008 as a user, an ISP, a  
> zone manager, etc.).
> I hereby note that prior to the publishing of this intent of appeal,  
> I have fully respected the appeal procedure: I let the WG/IDNABIS  
> members know (I am banned from that WG) and I dialoged with, or  
> reported to, the WG/IDNABIS Chair, the Application Area AD in  
> charge, and the IETF Chair. This appeal is personal and does not  
> involve any of my other IETF related duties and obligations.
> Best regards
> JFC Morfin
> Internet User.

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