Issue No.03 - July-September (2006 vol.28)
Andrew L. Russell , The Johns Hopkins University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MAHC.2006.42
Internet historians recognize the technical achievements but often overlook the bureaucratic innovations of Internet pioneers. The phrase, "We reject: kings, presidents, and voting. We believe in: rough consensus and running code," was coined by David Clark in 1992. This article explains how the phrase captured the technical and political values of Internet engineers during a crucial phase in the Internet's growth.
Internet standards, history of computing, organizations
Andrew L. Russell, "'Rough Consensus and Running Code' and the Internet-OSI Standards War", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol.28, no. 3, pp. 48-61, July-September 2006, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2006.42