Re: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled

"Carlos M. Martinez" <carlosm3011@gmail.com> Tue, 10 March 2020 20:16 UTC

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From: "Carlos M. Martinez" <carlosm3011@gmail.com>
To: "Phillip Hallam-Baker" <phill@hallambaker.com>
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Subject: Re: IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2020 17:16:49 -0300
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Some of us will get it eventually. It’s unavoidable.

I agree that given the current situation canceling seems appropriate.

Now the challenge is on to make a successful remote IETF work! Bring it 
on!

/Carlos

On 10 Mar 2020, at 17:08, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:

> +1 definitely the right move.
>
> An RSA attendee has tested positive. 35,000 people from our world go 
> to
> RSA. Unless we were lucky, it is already in our industry. Limiting the 
> rate
> of spread may not to change who gets it in the end much (unless we 
> develop
> a working vaccine) but it will affect the care that will be available.
>
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 3:30 PM Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> wrote:
>
>> +1. This can't have been an easy decision, but I think it's the right 
>> one.
>>
>> -Ekr
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 12:18 PM Joseph Lorenzo Hall <hall@isoc.org>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Thank you all for your leadership; looking forward to a good 
>>> exceptional
>>> virtual meeting.
>>>
>>> best, Joe
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From:* ietf <ietf-bounces@ietf.org> on behalf of The IESG 
>>> <iesg@ietf.org
>>>>
>>> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 10, 2020 15:10
>>> *To:* IETF Announcement List <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
>>> *Cc:* irtf-announce@irtf.org <irtf-announce@irtf.org>rg>; 
>>> ietf@ietf..org <
>>> ietf@ietf.org>gt;; 107all@ietf.org <107all@ietf.org>
>>> *Subject:* IETF 107 Vancouver In-Person Meeting Cancelled
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>>