Re: Observations on (non-technical) changes affecting IETF operations

S Moonesamy <sm+ietf@elandsys.com> Fri, 25 March 2016 19:13 UTC

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Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2016 12:07:36 -0700
To: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe@cdt.org>
From: S Moonesamy <sm+ietf@elandsys.com>
Subject: Re: Observations on (non-technical) changes affecting IETF operations
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Hi Joseph,
At 03:44 25-03-2016, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
>I guess it depends on what you mean by politics. There have certainly
>been drafts that discuss law and policy considerations of potential

[snip]

>"This document is motivated by the recognition that technical design
>decisions made within the IETF and other standards bodies can have
>significant impacts on public policy concerns."

Any attempt to influence the decision of a government is politics.  A 
technical design decision can have a social, economic or legal 
impact.  Would some of those decisions be viewed as political issues?  Yes.

Regards,
S. Moonesamy