From the Editor's Desk

By: Mat Ford

Date: March 19, 2017

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The IETF community met face-to-face for their 97th meeting in the bustling city of Seoul, South Korea. In this issue of the IETF Journal we provide a snapshot of some of the proceedings that made this another great meeting.

Our cover article is a manifesto of why Internet-enabled businesses should care about the open standards and open source communities. We present the first two of a series of interviews with IETF leadership, in this case outgoing IETF chair Jari Arkko and his successor Alissa Cooper.

Also in this issue, you’ll learn about CodeStand, a new initiative that matches developers with coding projects related to IETF activity.

We have several Working Group and BoF updates, a summary of the pre-IETF Hackathon, and an article about the Internet Society briefing panel on the topic: The I in IoT: Implications for a Global Open Internet.

Our regular columns from the IETF, IAB, and IRTF chairs, and coverage of the IAB technical plenary wrap up the issue.

We are hugely grateful to all of our contributors. Please send comments and suggestions for contributions to [email protected] You can subscribe to hard copy or email editions at