Re: the old fellowship program, was Wow, we're famous

Fernando Gont <fernando@gont.com.ar> Fri, 16 April 2021 06:14 UTC

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Subject: Re: the old fellowship program, was Wow, we're famous
To: Warren Kumari <warren@kumari.net>, "Salz, Rich" <rsalz=40akamai.com@dmarc.ietf.org>
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On 15/4/21 19:53, Warren Kumari wrote:
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> However, as much as I like this idea, it also has some really bad 
> downsides -- it implicitly advantages those from larger companies. 

So does the "power structure" in the IETF. -- the very requirement to be 
a NOMCOM member favor those who attend the f2f meetings, which tend to 
be sponsored by larger companies. Similarly, there seems to be a bias in 
leadership positions towards larger companies.

Cheers,
-- 
Fernando Gont
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