Re: Remote Hubs

Stephen Farrell <> Thu, 10 March 2016 09:10 UTC

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I had a read of those. I think we should encourage particularly
the organic kind of remote hub (a la Christian's draft). I'm
less sure of the benefits of trying for sponsored larger things,
as would seem to be implied by the site. (Was that done
for IETF94 too or just 93?) Anyway, thanks for documenting this
and for the folks who're working on having hubs happen.

Two comments:

1. Christian's draft says:

"  3. Notify the IETF about your remote hub if you want it included in
   the public remote IETF WG Hubs list"

I wasn't aware that there's such a list. Seems like a fine thing
but even better if the WG chairs are told about it, say on the
Sunday of IETF week. I think the people in the room would be
interested to know that there are semi-organised sets of folks
remotely participating from places X, Y and Z. (I've no idea
what one might do with that information, but people often figure
out stuff if we let 'em know what's up:-)

2. If people want to use the IETF logo to advertise that you can
turn up somewhere and participate remotely in a session, and if
nobody's trying to make money from the punters, I think we should
allow and encourage such uses of the logo. I'd be happy to help
annoy the trust to try get 'em to write down what's ok there, if
that's not already being worked on by someone. (Or to encourage
people to just use the logo like that and ask for forgiveness


On 10/03/16 00:03, wrote:
> All,
> We have written a summary of the current thinking on Remote IETF hubs as well as what has been done in Latin America.  There is also quite a bit of activity in India with remote hubs. 
> They will be posting a draft soon.
> We wrote these to serve as community memory and to serve as a starting point for discussion.  As our knowledge of how to do remote hubs increases, we will update the drafts.
> Please view: 
> and
> Please let us know any comments or suggestions.
> Thanks,
> Nalini Elkins
> Inside Products, Inc.
> (831) 659-8360