Today, the formation of the NETMOD working group of the IETF has been announced. The group is chartered to develop a standard data modeling language for NETCONF. The starting point for the design is YANG. Overall, it took the YANG design team about half a year from the submission of the YANG specification to the IETF with a request for a BOF until working group formation. While the road was somewhat bumpy, the target has been reached pretty much on time.