IUCG initial comment
Gentlemen,the IUCG accompanies the iucg@xxxxxxxx non-WG mailing list. Its purpose is to permit Internet, and IETF users to contribute to the architecture, technology and practice of their own multitechnology Integrated and Intelligent Use (IUse) of the whole digital ecosystem. In the considered area it therefore explores the architectural support of polynymy (strict synonymy in a different context) and orthotypography (typographical syntax of a language) that IDNA2008 does not consider but locates in the user part of the presentation layer support (RFC 5895).
We plan having a debate on the VIP report in the coming weeks and meet the Jan 31, 2012 deadline. We could not engage into such a debate prior to the publication of the report (however some of our members participated to the WG/VIP discussion) because we have difficulties in understanding how it fits in our targets.
Our priority is: how to implement IDNA2008 (i.e. the RFC set from RFC 5890 to RFC 5895) on the user side (what we called the IDNA2010 project) and to organize its mutual interadministration (what we called the IDNA2012 project).
1. The ICANN charter of the work (http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/idn-variant-tlds-delegation-20apr11-en.pdf):
- does not quote IDNA as architecture, only as an area of expertise for DNS experts. - does not refer to IDNA2008 or to any other RFC. The only RFC which is quoted (in a note) is the RFC 3743 to define a possible meaning of the key word "variant".
We therefore had to wait for the completion of the http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/idn-vip-integrated-issues-23dec11-en.pdf draft to review a complete and homogeneous set of positions.
2. When we first discovered that document we decided to work out first: - an IUWW version (i.e. a working wiki). This is underway.- the missing executive summary which is necessary for a constructive debate over a document of 108 pages plus substantial annexes. - a general "Internet+" framework integrating the IAB/IETF end to end network now finalized capacities within the fringe to fringe Intelligent Use solutions we need and expect.
This post-IDNA2008 "Internet+" people centric (cf. WSIS [World Summit on Information Society] unanimous resolution) framework has to be in continuity with the RFC 1287, RFC 1958 and RFC 3439, respecting the RFC 3935, attentive to RFC 3869, following the ICANN-ICP-3 requirements, in phase with the responses we obtained from the IESG and IAB and able to positively take advantage from the VIP work, the ICANN Affirmation of Commitment with the US Government (and hopefully all the other similar affirmation jointly signed with GAC Members) as well as other contributions received or expected from other multilinguistics (as the discipline of the linguistic coexistence) and digital architecture oriented agoras.
Regards. JFC Morfin Facilitator, iucg@xxxxxxxx