Re: If Muslims are blocked by the U.S., should the IETF respond?

Emily Shepherd <> Sat, 28 January 2017 22:15 UTC

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Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 22:14:45 +0000
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Subject: Re: If Muslims are blocked by the U.S., should the IETF respond?
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On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 04:34:20PM -0500, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
>No, I don't think this is a meeting venue issue. It is a policy issue and
>thus a question for the whole IETF.

The IETF is the Internet Engineering Task Force. This is not an Internet 
Engineering issue and thus not appropriate discussion for the IETF.

No matter how any of us may feel about any US policy it would be wildly 
inappropriate to confuse the IETF's mission with such discussions. If 
you want to object to them, that is fine but it should be done outside 
of the IETF. In fact, every single IETF contributor could protest, or 
indeed support, any political policy in unison if they wanted, as long 
as they don't do it in the IETF's name.

MTGVENUE is the appropriate place to discuss the practicalities of any 


Emily Shepherd
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