Re: Rebooked venues selected for IETF 112, IETF 117, and IETF 120 meetings

"Scott O. Bradner" <sob@sobco.com> Wed, 03 June 2020 21:09 UTC

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Subject: Re: Rebooked venues selected for IETF 112, IETF 117, and IETF 120 meetings
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> On Jun 3, 2020, at 2:51 PM, Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 8:30 PM George Michaelson <ggm@algebras.org> wrote:
>> 
>> My only concern is that the ESTA/CBP barriers to entry for IETF
>> participants who have travel issues to the USA remain. We are in
>> effect normalising US foreign policy discrimination against IETF
>> participation F2F
> 
> It seems that putting a meeting back in the US is really not something
> the IETF should do... not until the current problems (virus, <internal
> strife>, external restrictions> are fixed... I don't think we(ietf)
> should be concerned about the potential loss on the SF site
> deposits/etc...


easy for someone who would not pay the fee to say - it seems rather sensible to me to reschedule the US meeting that 
the IETF would have to pay rather big money to cancel at least to keep the options open - it can be canceled (and the fee paid)
some time in the future if need be (likely depending on the outcome of the upcoming elections)

Scott