Re: Registration details for IETF 108

Randy Bush <randy@psg.com> Fri, 05 June 2020 21:08 UTC

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> I saw a discussion on a WG list yesterday which I would characterise as
> 
> In person meeting; Cost thousands; Timing chosen to suit others
> Virtual meeting; Cost hundreds; Timing chosen to suit others
> Virtual interim; Cost negligible; Timing chosen to suit us

i am constantly amused that the internet engineering task force tries
to replicate in-person meetings as verbatim as possible.  it's as if
the ietf has yet to discover the internet.  ever read sci-fi where a
culture replicates ancient rituals for which they do not even remember
the reasons?

> which makes me wonder if there will be an increase in requests for
> Virtual interim, And if they are constrained, will there be an
> increase in Webex?

for example, a number of us have stood up jitsi servers.  and there are
https://meet.jit.si, free zoom, et alia, of course.  we even hold
informal ad hoc technical conversations, open cafes, ... without asking
the ruling ietf llc <gasp!>.

the world is changing, whether we like it, or it fits our beloved well
controlled models, or not.

randy