Re: [Last-Call] Last Call: BCP 83 PR-Action Against Dan Harkins

Eric Rescorla <> Sun, 02 October 2022 23:03 UTC

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On Sun, Oct 2, 2022 at 3:49 PM Adam Roach <> wrote:

> But in many ways, none of that is really applicable here. Once we reach
> a point that someone's reaction to the Executive Director of the IETF
> asking for community input on in-person meetings is to respond with a
> hostile mini-rant about a tenuously related tweet that he found
> elsewhere,

Not that it actually changes the situation, but as it happens, the
mini-rant in question arguably misrepresents, the tweet, which

   .@MaraGay "Masking remains an act of solidarity & respect for
   vulnerable people, that includes people w/ disabilities, w/ chronic
   conditions like asthma, as well as for hard-hit communities like
   native & black communities especially, Hispanic communities"

In the email you are referring to, this was characterized as:

   Well the other thing to keep in mind about masking is that "it remains an
   act of solidarity & respect" for... BIPOC (natch).

I don't think it's really necessary to unpack this, but suffice
to say, this doesn't seem like a particularly good-faith reading
of the tweet in question (whether you agree with said tweet or