January 17, 2016

Happy 30th Birthday, IETF: The Engineers Who Made the 'Net Happen

Thirty years ago today, 16 January 1986, the Internet Engineering Task Force â IETF â was born at a meeting in San Diego. It was humble beginnings and the organization that is more responsible than any other for turning a research project into a viable global communications network boasted an initial attendance of just 21 people. Reflecting the internet's beginnings, everyone in the room was tied in some way to the US government.

You can still read the minutes [PDF] of that first meeting...

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