Re: [Gendispatch] [admin-discuss] IETF LLC Statement on OFAC Compliance Questions

Fernando Gont <> Wed, 07 April 2021 04:42 UTC

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Hello, Jason,

Your note on the IETF blog says:

> That said, we think it unlikely that OFAC rules would meaningfully 
> inhibit participation in IETF activities by individuals from 
> sanctioned countries, or ever have in the past, as a general matter.


> We have no data to suggest OFAC rules have ever prevented any
> individual from participating in and contributing to the technical
> work of the IETF. We predict this will remain true in the future.
> OFAC rules thus do not appear to be a factor that will lead to a
> negative impact on the diversity and inclusiveness of the IETF.

May I ask what's the basis on which you've arrived to such conclusion?

For instance, do we have a long list of participants or I-D/RFC authors 
that implicitly probe that OFAC compliance are not an issue?

Fernando Gont
SI6 Networks
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