[spec] Will Gemini ever become a standardized protocol?

Stephane Bortzmeyer stephane at sources.org
Sat Mar 27 08:49:08 GMT 2021

On Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 05:30:43PM -0700,
 Bradley D. Thornton <Bradley at NorthTech.US> wrote 
 a message of 63 lines which said:

> > Indeed, many projects may hesitate to include Gemini patches if
> > the scheme is not a registered one.
> I think that's pretty much a non-issue, already, TLS support for
> gopher is included in curl, so the notion that Gemini needs some
> special hat tip from a large body is a weak argument IMO:

That's a very strange argument, since Gopher scheme *is* registered:


> These "projects", weigh the intrinsic value of a protocol being
> included on meritious points, rather than being favored by a
> kingship. Does it add value to Unices? Does it merit support on its
> own... etc. And, of course, do you have any friends with commit
> privleges or influence? That always helps lol.

The curl maintainer told us he hesitated to merge Gemini patches since
the scheme is not registered but, certainly, you know how curl works
better than its maintainer.

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