John C Klensin <> Sat, 16 November 1996 20:56 UTC

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Subject: Re: [AGENTS] BOF at IETF
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On Sat, 16 Nov 1996 12:53:46 +0100 (MET) Jacob Palme 
<> wrote:
> There are many other hotels close to the one where IETF intends
> to meet in San Jose. So if there are no rooms at our hotel, we
> might rent rooms at other nearby hotels for additional BOF
> space?


Please see my earlier notes.  We just don't do this -- so-called 
BOFs are an important part of the IETF process and we don't send 
them off somewhere to meet.  Now, if the "agent group" (or OMG 
Agents WG, or whatever,...) decides to rent a room somewhere or pick 
a time in the bar and invite people to come, no one can prevent 
their doing that and few would want to.  But announcements of such 
event do not, by precedent, use any official IETF mechanisms since 
these things aren't part of the IETF agenda.