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Liaison statement
IETF use of NISTIR8366

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State Posted
Submitted Date 2021-05-11
From Group IETF
From Contact Lars Eggert
To Group NIST
To Contacts Patrick Gallagher <>
Cc The IESG <>
The IETF Chair <>
Response Contact The IETF Chair <>
Purpose For information
Attachments (None)
The Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) of the Internet Engineering Task
Force (IETF) would like to inform the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) of our use of your Interagency or Internal Report 8366,
"Guidance for NIST Staff on Using Inclusive Language in Documentary Standards",
as a reference for contributors to the IETF on the use of inclusive language.

The IETF has had a lengthy discussion on what our guidance to IETF contributors
should be on this topic. When NISTIR8366 was published last month, our
community expressed strong support for adopting the guidance in NISTIR8366 in
lieu of formulating our own. The IESG hence published a statement at to
that effect, of which we wanted to make you aware.

We would like to thank NIST for making such a useful document freely available.

Lars Eggert
IETF Chair