Re: [Diversity] Value and respect

S Moonesamy <sm+ietf@elandsys.com> Tue, 14 June 2016 01:07 UTC

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Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 18:06:42 -0700
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Subject: Re: [Diversity] Value and respect
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Hi Jason,
At 10:53 13-06-2016, Livingood, Jason wrote:
>But in any case, I really do hope we get to a point of understanding where
>it is okay for IETF participants to respectfully disagree with one
>another, discuss issues openly and with mutual respect, and come to some
>consensus. We know how hard that is on technical issues, and it is surely
>just as hard (or harder) on the non-technical ones.

Agreed.

>It also seems important to remind ourselves that someone¹s position on an
>issue (technical or not) is usually not fixed and unchanging. Rather, it
>can change based on new information, new perspective, learning,
>experience, and debate & discussion. Part of what we should do (IMHO) is
>continue to encourage that sort of open environment & culture at the IETF.

Adding to the above, I find it useful in getting 
acceptance on how a decision will be taken.  It requires some effort.

Regards,
S. Moonesamy