Re: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled

Alissa Cooper <> Tue, 10 March 2020 19:40 UTC

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Subject: Re: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled
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Hi Rich,

The IESG and the IRTF Chair have been assessing the viability of the in-person meeting based on the community’s ability to be productive. Assessment of health concerns has been the job of the LLC, on a separate track. 

The IESG and the IRTF Chair wanted to make our decision based on data to the extent possible. We sent our request for input to WG/RG chairs on March 4 as travel restrictions were accumulating. We requested responses by 12:00 UTC today. We made our decision shortly after that and communicated it to the community after coordinating a communications plan with the LLC.


> On Mar 10, 2020, at 3:21 PM, Salz, Rich <> wrote:
> In a spirit of transparency, I would like to know why it took so many weeks for this decision to be made.  I do not want to inject bias by asking leading questions, but I do want to know "what where y'all thinking" for the past month.  I think we are owed that. Are there meeting minutes or transcripts?