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Charles Eckel

Charles is a recognized champion of open source, standards, and interoperability. As a member of Cisco's Global Technology Standards team, Charles is responsible for identifying and guiding open source efforts related to key standards initiatives. In IETF, he started and runs the IETF Hackathons, advancing the pace and relevance of networking standards by combining the speed and collaborative spirit of open source communities with the rigor and precision of standards organizations. Charles is active in other standards organizations, notably MEF, where he co-chairs the Digital Services Committee. Charles is also an member of a number of open source projects in the Linux Foundation and elsewhere. He is a frequent speaker at open source conferences and manager of the Software Defined Networking devroom at FOSDEM. His current focus areas include application networking, network automation, and the intersection of networking and security, particularly where there is a need for new standards and closely associated open source projects.


Role Group Email
Chair Hackathon (hackathon)

RFCs (3)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 7866 May 2016 Session Recording Protocol 3 RFCs
RFC 8855 Jan 2021 The Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP) 3 RFCs
RFC 9311 Sep 2022 Running an IETF Hackathon

Active Drafts (0)

Charles has no active drafts as of 2022-11-28.

Expired Drafts (12)

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