Daniel Manchala has been following the thread of blames to its source.
FYI, here is a reply to Daniel from the editor of the PKIX document.
It looks like things will be moving in the next few weeks, and I sincerely
hope that the IESG will process the PKIX spec more quickly than the IPP
ones, when they get the text from the security guys.
>You are absolutely correct - the PKIX profile is holding up the progression
>of TLS, which is holding up the progression of IPP. We are acutely aware of
>this, and hope to break the logjam shortly. The area director, Jeff
>Schiller, is actively working some difficult intellectual property issues.
>When they are resolved, the "final" PKIX draft will go to the list. We
>expect to forward it to the IESG very quickly after that.
>The group had a choice - strip some encumbered technology from the
>specification and go to Last Call, or resolve the patent issues and go to
>Last Call. Jeff was directly involved in the decision to pursue the patent
>issues and delay Last Call. If the patent issues are not resolved
>satisfactorily in the next week, I believe we will go to "Plan B" - strip
>encumbered technology and go to Last Call.
>I currently have two versions - with and without the encumbered technology
>- of the profile ready to go. When I get the word, we'll hit the ground
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