The IETF is the main Internet standardization body that develops open standards. The IETF is a large open international community of network developers, operators, suppliers and researchers interested in the development of architecture and uninterrupted operation of the Internet.
The technical work of the IETF is carried out in working groups, which are combined by topic into several areas. Most of the work is done through distribution lists. Council meetings are held three times a year.
IETF Operation Principle
The mission of the IETF is to make the Internet work better by producing high quality, up-to-date technical documents that affect how people design, use and manage the Internet. Members and management of the organization are people who want to contribute to the IETF mission – to make the Internet better.
Any interested person may participate in the work, have information about decisions and express his opinion on this issue. Part of this IETF principle is the obligation to make documents such as distribution lists of working groups and minutes of meetings publicly available on the Internet.
Technical competence is the fundamental principle of the Task Force. The IETF has the necessary competence to discuss the issues raised and is ready to hear technically competent input from any source. It also means that the IETF documents are designed in accordance with the principles of network engineering.