Lexicon

RFC

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EN Stands for Request For Comments; A publication or document that came to life when the Internet Engineering Taskforce (IETF) took up the responsibility to have as much standardisation between the main frameworks in software. For example, in October 1985, an RFC was written to describe the protocol of an FTP. So from that moment, everybody who would want to write their own FileZilla could follow this protocol. The name points out that it was intended as a collaborative, iterative process. A suggestion was made and the community could comment and discuss to improve. Think of it as a manual or the rules you follow in traffic, they are meant to keep things simple, without chaos and not to scattered.


NL RFC staat voor Request For Comments, een document dat gepubliceerd werd toen het IETF (Internet Engineering Taskforce) het op zich nam om zoveel mogelijk standaardisatie te hebben tussen de belangrijkste frameworks in software. In oktober 1985 werd er bijvoorbeeld een RFC geschreven om het protocol van een FTP te beschrijven. Vanaf dat moment kon iedereen die graag zijn eigen FileZilla wou schrijven dit protocol volgen. De naam verwijst naar hoe het net was bedoeld als collaboratief, iteratief proces. Dan kwam er de suggestie dat de community commentaar kon posten met het oog op verbeteringen. Zie het als een handleiding of verkeersregels. Die zijn in het leven geroepen om de dingen simpel en logisch te houden, zonder chaos en niet te versnipperd.

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