Re: If Muslims are blocked by the U.S., should the IETF respond?

Niels ten Oever <> Mon, 30 January 2017 12:53 UTC

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Subject: Re: If Muslims are blocked by the U.S., should the IETF respond?
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Dear all,

Perhaps we could refrain from making a political statement, but do make
a statement of facts (similar approach to RFC7258):

'The current US government ban from people from seven predominantly
Muslim nations from entering the United States is hampering the IETF
from effectively doing its work and holding its meetings (both inside
and outside the US because of the severe travel resistrictions). This is
true for both American and non-American engineers participating in
Internet standard development.'

Hope this helps.



On 01/30/2017 01:46 PM, Christer Holmberg wrote:
>> Holding meetings exclusively outside the US means that anyone living
>> in the US under a green card or similar may well not be able to return
>>from such a meeting.
> It has been announced that the ban does not apply to green card holders.
> Regards,
> Christer

Niels ten Oever
Head of Digital

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