Re: IETF 62

Lars Eggert <lars.eggert@netlab.nec.de> Sat, 18 September 2004 07:55 UTC

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Dick,

Dick St.Peters wrote:
> Henrik Levkowetz writes:
> 
>>I have no illusions about the fingerprints taken when I come to
>>IETF61 not finding their way into the US fingerprint data bases
>>which now, I believe, mostly hold fingerprints of criminals and
>>people who have been arrested and booked.  Bah.
> 
> Not that I want to defend the policy, but my fingerprints have been on
> file since my first security clearance in 1964.  I've always viewed
> this as a benefit ... I could prove who I am should that ever become
> necessary.  Being that I'm not a criminal and never had any desire to
> become one, having my prints on file has never had any downside.
...
 > Dick St.Peters, stpeters@NetHeaven.com
 > Gatekeeper, NetHeaven, Saratoga Springs, NY

based on your signature, you're presumably a citizen of the country that 
has your fingerprints on file. This allows you - in theory - to 
participate in the changing of these rules by voting, should you not 
like them. Foreigners and visa holders that enter the US do not have 
this option.

I'd also like to add, as proposed by others in this thread, that looking 
at other places on the American continent to host future IETF meetings 
may be useful. Not only because of the rising complexities of entering 
the US - IETF in Cancun sounds good to me...

Lars
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Lars Eggert                                     NEC Network Laboratories
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