It’s not well understood that the IETF is a group of volunteers. Anyone who turns up, participates, and contributes can be a part of the process. In practice, real contributions are made by those people who have the support of their employers.
About Drew Conry-Murray
Drew Conry-Murray has been writing about information technology for more than 15 years, with an emphasis on networking, security, and cloud. He's co-host of The Network Break podcast and a Tech Field Day delegate. He loves real tea and virtual donuts, and is delighted that his job lets him talk with so many smart, passionate people. He writes novels in his spare time. Follow him on Twitter @Drew_CM or reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.