Re: [AGENTS] BOF at IETF

stef@nma.com Sat, 16 November 1996 21:20 UTC

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To: John C Klensin <klensin@mail1.reston.mci.net>, Jacob Palme <jpalme@dsv.su.se>
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Subject: Re: [AGENTS] BOF at IETF
Reply-To: Einar Stefferud <stef@nma.com>
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Sounds kind stiff to me, to not even allow iinformation about related
events to be made visible at the meeting, or in IETF-Announce, or any other
recoginzed IETF communication channel.

Perhaps you do not mean to imply such a draconian reading;-)...\Stef

At 15:54 16/11/1996 -0500, John C Klensin wrote:
>
>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.
>
>   john