Re: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled

Marc Petit-Huguenin <petithug@acm.org> Tue, 10 March 2020 21:00 UTC

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Subject: Re: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled
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On 3/10/20 1:48 PM, Joel M. Halpern wrote:
> I hope that no one expects the set of virtual meetings to replace the full value of the face-to-face meeting that the leadership (correctly in my view) decided to cancel.
> Having decided to cancel, encouraging more virtual meetings (some during that week, some at other times) seems a very appropraite step.  If you are not protesting the cancelation, I am unable to understand the purpose of your boycott?

Attending in-person is the full value for me, I often skip sessions to be able to work with people and then watch the sessions later on video.  A few very aggressive people are trying to make all IETF meetings virtual, and so replacing the in-person meeting by virtual sessions is a slippery slope.

> 
> Yours,
> Joel
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> On 3/10/2020 4:41 PM, Marc Petit-Huguenin wrote:
>> FTR I am not protesting the cancellation of the meeting (people in charge did what they had to do, and we should be thankful), but with its replacement with virtual meetings.
>>
>> On 3/10/20 12:37 PM, Marc Petit-Huguenin wrote:
>>> As I already said, and because absolutely nothing virtual can replace the in-person experience, I am boycotting all virtual meetings starting March 21 and ending July 25.
>>>
>>> On 3/10/20 12:10 PM, The IESG wrote:
>>>> The IESG and the IRTF Chair have decided to cancel the in-person IETF 107 Vancouver meeting. This decision is based on input we gathered from Working Group (WG) and Research Group (RG) chairs about our ability to hold productive WG and RG sessions at IETF 107. Our assessment of this feedback is that a majority of sessions would not be viable if we were to hold the in-person IETF meeting. On this basis, we believe we cannot hold an effective in-person meeting.
>>>>
>>>> As a result of this cancellation, the in-person Hackathon, Code Sprint, all other in-person events planned for the weekend of March 21-22, the chairs training scheduled for March 20, and all other in-person sessions during the week are cancelled.
>>>>
>>>> The IESG is working on an alternative all-virtual agenda for the week of March 21-27 with a limited schedule adapted to accommodate the time zones of as many participants as possible. We are also planning to support an increased volume of virtual interim meetings during the weeks that follow. We will send another update to the community soon with more information about these plans. The Hackathon organizers are also considering plans for virtual Hackathon support.
>>>>
>>>> We have re-opened Internet-Draft submissions, which had been closed on March 9 in anticipation of the in-person meeting. Internet-Drafts may be submitted at <https://datatracker.ietf.org/submit/>.
>>>>
>>>> A separate announcement from the IETF Executive Director will follow with details about registration cancellations and refunds.
>>>>
>>>> These are unusual times given the circumstances created by the spread of COVID-19.  We hope that everyone remains safe and healthy.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> The IESG and the IRTF Chair
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>


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