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The global IETF community works together in many different ways to produce high quality, relevant technical documents that influence the way people design, use, and manage the Internet.

Internet technical standards are built on the combined engineering judgement of IETF participants, including individuals from academia and network operators, router vendors and open source projects. Anyone can contribute to this work. Even if you are experienced with developing, implementing, or deploying Internet technologies, the Getting Started in the IETF guide can help you get up to speed quickly.