Re: Blue Sheet Change Proposal

Marshall Eubanks <tme@multicasttech.com> Fri, 04 April 2008 00:15 UTC

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From: Marshall Eubanks <tme@multicasttech.com>
Subject: Re: Blue Sheet Change Proposal
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2008 20:14:52 -0400
To: sob@harvard.edu (Scott O. Bradner)
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On Apr 3, 2008, at 8:10 PM, Scott O. Bradner wrote:
>
> Ole guessed
>> My understanding is that the blue sheet serves mainly as a record of
>> "who was in the room" which I think is largely used to plan room
>> capacities for the next meeting.
>
> the "blue sheets" are required as part of the basic openness
> process in a standards organization - there is a need to know
> "who is in the room" (see RFC 2418 section 3.1 for the actual
> requirement)
>
> the blue sheets become part of the formal record of the standards
> process and can be retrieved if needed (e.g. in a lawsuit) but are not
> generally made available
>
> as pointed out by Mark Andrews - email addresses can be useful in
> determining the actual identity of the person who scrawled their
> name on the sheet - so it is an advantage to retain them
>
> I'm trying to understand how the blue sheets contribute in any
> significant way to the spam problem - someone whould have to be
> surreptitiously copying  them or quickly writing down the email
> addresses - both could happen but do not seem to be all that
> likely there are far more efficient ways to grab email addresses
>
> so, my question is "is this a problem that needs solving"?
>

I would say not.

If people want to harvest our email addresses, they are readily  
available from IETF mail archives, which have
the advantage of actually being machine readable.

I do not see that any change is required in the blue sheets.

Regards
Marshall

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