Re: [Diversity] 'Paywall, ' IETF self-sufficiency, increasing participation (was Re: Remote participation fees)

John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com> Sat, 28 February 2015 23:49 UTC

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--On Sunday, March 01, 2015 04:45 +0530 Pranesh Prakash
<pranesh@cis-india.org> wrote:

> Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> [2015-02-27 00:08:36
> -0600]:
>> On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 09:12:20PM -0800, Abdussalam Baryun
>> wrote:
>>> Thanks. IMHO participants  in IETF are in two categories:
>>> individuals and companies, both needs to have diversity. I
>>> think IETF has shortage in
>> 
>> It may seem like a fiction, but all IETF participants are
>> individuals.
> 
> It seems like a fiction because it is a fiction.

Pranesh,

Please be careful about over-generalizing.  Certainly many,
almost certainly most, IETF participants are supported for their
attendance, while they are attending, and for participation by
the companies or clients for whom they work.   But some of us
are not and are participating as individuals by any plausible
way you can figure out to classify "individual".  

    john