Re: [72attendees] Clarifying Host Responsibilities - kudos

Ed Jankiewicz <edward.jankiewicz@sri.com> Tue, 29 July 2008 12:48 UTC

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What we see is the tip of the iceberg.  In addition to running around 
fixing problems during this week where we can see them, the 
Alcatel-Lucent host staff, the paid staff, and community volunteers put 
in numerous hours in the dark corners and dark hours plus weeks of 
efforts to deploy the network and other facilities.  Amazing, and can't 
say thanks enough. 

An illustration of how focused these folks are:  when I asked the folks 
at the host table what they thought of the big shake-up at the top at 
Alcatel-Lucent, they said "what shake-up?"  I guess they were too busy 
to notice the headlines. 

http://money.cnn.com/2008/07/29/news/international/alcatel_leaders.ap/index.htm?postversion=2008072904

just wanted to add my voice to the positive side of the feedback.  I'm 
thrilled to walk in day one of each IETF knowing I can just open up my 
laptop and have instant-on service. 

Spencer Dawkins wrote:
>> (Actually, given the huge level of volunteers and sponsor support, we
>> have the right to a considerable amount of stuff that we have *not* paid
>> for -- and we should be thankful.)
>
> Having just walked through the NOC this morning, I'm glad *I* wasn't 
> paying salaries for the quality and quantity of the volunteers that 
> are missing IETF working group meetings to figure out networking 
> problems...
>
> :-)
>
> I won't post again on this, but I also have to say that the people who 
> have been saying "thank you" to secretariat and support people who 
> have been jumping on every problem when it's reported have been awesome.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Spencer
>
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Ed Jankiewicz - SRI International
Fort Monmouth Branch Office - IPv6 Research 
Supporting DISA Standards Engineering Branch
732-389-1003 or  ed.jankiewicz@sri.com 

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