Re: [arch-d] on the nature of architecture discussion (was: Re: [Chirp] Fwd: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled)

Jari Arkko <jari.arkko@piuha.net> Thu, 02 April 2020 15:37 UTC

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Subject: Re: [arch-d] on the nature of architecture discussion (was: Re: [Chirp] Fwd: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled)
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Toerless, you ask good questions. But I’d say it is difficult to discuss a large topic in the abstract. Not saying we shouldn’t have arch-dispatch, but it isn’t immediately obvious to me that such a meeting would work well. It is however easier to discuss more specific issues, and for those there does exist many IAB-sponsored meetings (such as ones Stephen has helped set up), IRTF RG meetings looking at interesting Internet evolution topics, and meetings outside IETF meeting week (such as workshops). And ultimately there are of course many more private gatherings where some smaller set of people are starting to discuss a new topic.

Jari