ISOC recently announced that Brian Carpenter has been appointed the next chair of the IETF. He’s currently a distinguished engineer with IBM, and was and is heavily involved in the IPv6 working groups. His appointment should come as a boost for the protocol, as he tends to say things like: “IPv6 is a real necessity. The challenge there is no longer one of getting the standards done, it’s the progressive deployment of IPv6″. Good news all around.
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