Harald Alvestrand

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Harald Alvestrand

Name: Harald Tveit Alvestrand

Born: 1959 in Namsos, Norway

Computer-related contributions

  • Norwegian computer scientist. Former chairman of the Internet Engineering Task Force from 2001 until 2005.
  • Author of several important RFCs, many in the general area of internationalization and localization.
  • Has worked for Norsk Data, UNINETT, EDB Maxware and Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Currently works for Google.

Significant publications

  • RFC 2148 (BCP 15) Deployment of the Internet White Pages Service.
  • RFC 2277 (BCP 18) IETF Policy on Character Sets and Languages.
  • RFC 5226 (BCP 26) Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs.
  • RFC 2438 (BCP 27) Advancement of MIB specifications on the IETF Standards Track.
  • RFC 1766 + RFC 3066 Tags for the Identification of Languages (was BCP 47).
  • RFC 3932 (BCP 92) The IESG and RFC Editor Documents: Procedures.
  • RFC 3935 (BCP 95) A Mission Statement for the IETF.