Re: [Diversity] 'Paywall, ' IETF self-sufficiency, increasing participation (was Re: Remote participation fees)

Pranesh Prakash <pranesh@cis-india.org> Sun, 01 March 2015 02:13 UTC

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Andrew Sullivan <ajs@anvilwalrusden.com> [2015-02-28 21:07:56 -0500]:
> So, if you prefer to say that I'm still not acting "in my personal
> capacity", very well; but I'd like to know what the difference is (in
> operationalized terms, please).

As you seem to have noted, I believe funding to take part in IETF 
proceedings (and physical meetings) is the key.

Not because it "influences" the views you put forward at the IETF.  (It 
may or may not do so.)

But because it enables you to participate more steadily in the IETF than 
someone who is not similarly funded.  That ability to participate has 
all manners of implications, including the ability to be chair of WGs, etc.

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Pranesh Prakash
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