[rgchairs] Re: 63rd IETF Agenda - DRAFT

Andrew Newton <andy@hxr.us> Wed, 13 July 2005 17:16 UTC

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On Jul 12, 2005, at 11:22 PM, john.loughney@nokia.com wrote:

> Not to pick on you specificially, but I am always dismayed folks not
> planning to attend on Friday.

I'm not.  I know quite a few people who don't plan on attending  
Friday sessions.  For this past meeting in Minneapolis, I knew of  
quite a few people who left on Thursday morning.

The simple fact of the matter is that many people have limited time  
and limited budget.  And some people have little choice regarding  
airline schedules, either they take the 11:00am flight on Friday or  
they wait an entire extra day for the 11:00am flight on Saturday.   
And when meetings are held in places like Paris, some people are  
under considerable pressure not to give the appearance of a  
boondoggle. There are a host of real world issues many participants  
must grapple with, and telling them that they should be more devoted  
to the IETF is not helpful.

As for scheduling, I'd rather see the extra plenary session abandoned  
and have that time dedicated for more working group and bof slots.

-andy

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