Re: [vmeet] Supporting interim meetings

Doug Otis <> Mon, 18 May 2009 23:02 UTC

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On May 18, 2009, at 3:12 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> Perhaps we are in part seeking technological solutions to social  
> problems?

Whatever the cause, social or human-nature, not knowing what is being  
presented makes for poor remote experiences.  Time-stamps on video  
streams could allow merging audio streams for later combined  

> I know that I too have been guilty of making slides at the last  
> minute, but if the WG chairs set the expectation that if you don't  
> provide slides X hours or days ahead of time then you won't be  
> speaking, perhaps presenters would provide their slides and folks  
> who are participating remotely would have what they need.

The WG chairs are people too, who are likely making this exception for  
themselves.  The cost of a device connected to projectors for creating  
and streaming static video images is fairly minor, >$300.  Requiring  
use of these devices ensures presentation materials are retained by  
the IETF.  In addition, placing presentation material on projector  
devices better ensures time is not lost moving projector cables or  
fumbling with screen resolutions.

Projector devices can access file shares on the local network, where  
WG chairs would transfer presentations to the IETF file shares being  
made available both locally and remotely.  Of course, it would be  
safer to have presentations available some period prior to the  
meeting.  The requested advanced period might be based upon durations  
of typical IETF meeting network outages.