Re: Registration open for IETF 108

John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com> Wed, 10 June 2020 04:30 UTC

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Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:29:57 -0400
From: John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com>
To: Ish Sookun <ish@lsl.digital>, ietf <ietf@ietf.org>, ietf108planning@ietf.org, exec-director@ietf.org
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To save others who get curious the work, that minimum wage for a
"worker employed in an export enterprise is MUR 9000 per month
which comes out as USD 227 and change today.   Other full time
workers get a minimum wage of MUR 9700 or nearly USD 245, which
is a bit above the Early-Bird registration rate but below the
Standard one.  

This drives home, in quantitative terms, a message that others
have been trying to deliver: If we have people from developing
countries who have been participating remotely for some time,
the effect of these registration fees (at least without the
waiver lottery) is to exclude their participation and reduce the
IETF's diversity -- and likely the quality of the standards
process and the international credibility of our work -- from
both demographic and perspective standpoints.

Ish, thanks for the concrete example.

   john


--On Wednesday, June 10, 2020 07:10 +0400 Ish Sookun
<ish@lsl.digital> wrote:

> Hello,
> 
>> On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 3:39 AM IETF Executive Director <
>> exec-director@ietf.org> wrote:
>> > 
>> > Your registration options are:
>> > 
>> >         A. Early-Bird Registration: USD 230, if paid in
>> >         full prior to 23:59 UTC 2020-06-26
>> >         B. Standard Registration: USD 280, if paid in full
>> >         prior to 23:59 UTC 2020-07-20
>> >         C. Late Registration: USD 330 if paid after 23:59
>> >         UTC 2020- 07-20
>> >         D. Full-time Student Registration: USD 50 (with
>> >         proper ID) E. One Day Pass Registration: USD 125
>> >         F. Hackathon only: No Fee.
>> > 
>> > Payment is required at time of registration. If you
>> > initiate but do not complete the registration process, [..]
> 
> It is a bit disappointing to see that the registration fee for
> an online meeting is higher than the minimum wage [1] in
> Mauritius.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Ish Sookun
> 
> [1] 
> http://labour.govmu.org/English/Documents/NWCC/17_National%20M
> inimum%20Wage%20(Amendment%20No.%202)%20Regulations%202019.pdf
>