[Ietf-lac] [lacnog] Fwd: ietf meeting fees
fgont at si6networks.com
Thu Jun 27 11:35:10 -03 2019
On 26/6/19 18:42, Lee Howard wrote:
> I have not been following this conversation, because it seems like one
> that is specifically about the Latin America region, and my Spanish is poor.
> I agree with you that it is difficult to have as strong a voice in IETF
> without physically attending meetings. Even though I had leadership
> positions, I had to stop attending because the travel was too expensive.
That's a point I had tried to make many times on this list and, and,
unfortunately, it has been debated against.
FWIW, for participants of this region, the situation is just exacerbated.
> What would you think if an organization hired a few people to
> participate, and summarized the important issues? Maybe a membership
> organization, where the members would decide which issues were most
> important, sponsors would prepare webinars to explain the technologies,
> and staff would summarize key issues to members, and describe key
> considerations to the IETF?
Certainly that would be great, particularly if that helped support
ongoing work -- as opposed to just have these people be read-only.
> Staff could not represent members - that's not how the IETF works
Well, this one is debatable: folks use their affiliations everywhere,
don't they? ;-)
> With a little help from people within the region, like you and Carlos
> and maybe some of the local organizations, the effort could be
> maintained in several languages.
> Would this help, or would it dilute the contribution of people in the
Anything that can help some people engaged is of value.
As noted above, I think it is important that folks attending don't
simply attend, but actively contribute.
I don't want to populate the meetings with people from the region for
the sake of it, but rather make it possible for the region to contribute
work to the IETF.
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