Talk:John Klensin

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Notability and sourcing[edit]

A person who's contributed 30-some RFCs to the Internet standars series, including major contributions in e-mail protocols, and been head of a governing body of the most important standards organization of the Internet, is certainly notable. The ACM Fellow award is also a clear sign of notability.

WRT sources - none of the sources are "primary" in the sense that they can be controlled and influenced by the person himself. But yes, some news articles would be nice too. [1] gives a hefty selection, but most of them are just quoting him in various contexts - one is an interview with him from 2000 (when he became head of the IAB), but the whole text isn't freely available online, it seems. --Alvestrand (talk) 07:14, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the creation of this requested [2] article. I wanted to do this after Keith Moore, but never got the round tuit. --217.184.142.62 (talk) 00:35, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Among others[edit]

The phrase among others can't be good encyclopedic English, would e.a or a.o. suffice? –89.204.137.192 (talk) 08:23, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

I rephrased these using the word "including". Lentower (talk) 19:08, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Bibliography section needed[edit]

This biography would benefit from a Bibliography section.

Beyond Klensin's Thesis and Google Scholar, http://ehis.ebscohost.com/eds/results?sid=b3f94e14-348e-44a3-ada3-3d137a7be3ce%40sessionmgr13&vid=1&hid=16&bquery=AU+john+klensin&bdata=JnR5cGU9MCZzaXRlPWVkcy1saXZl is a place to start for a list of his significant papers and books. Lentower (talk) 19:38, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

Early Years section needed[edit]

This biography would benefit from an Early Years section. The present citations have a few facts.

A start at more: http://search.mit.edu/search?client=mithome&site=mit&output=xml_no_dtd&proxystylesheet=mithome&num=15&submit=Search&as_q=john+klensin - Lentower (talk) 19:48, 13 July 2013 (UTC)

JFTR, the Randy Bush without wikilink here is the auhor of various RFCs, and of FidoNet standard 1, the technical foundation of FidoNet. –82.113.106.157 (talk) 04:49, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

WP:CREDENTIALS[edit]

Can we get rid of the "Dr." here? Using titles is just not the common IETF style. The article mentions "ACM fellow", isn't that anyway better than "Dr."? –82.113.106.157 (talk) 04:35, 9 February 2014 (UTC)