Principal Design ietf-draft/authors group (can be competitive) submission/WG
Subsequent Design calls between authors and list conference calls (minuted) and list
Review ietf-drafts technical reports (<= 3 months)

There are substantive cultural differences:

  1. the level of coordination between WGs.
  2. the use of paid staff
  3. the use of teleconferences.
  4. the time frame and length (maturity) for specification advancement.
  5. the use of ASCII versus HTML/XML (and philosophy of URIs)