IETF meetings are held because they are beneficial to accomplishing
the work of the IETF, not to promoate some sort of internationalism.
Thus far they have been geographically distributed roughly as the
recent IETF meeting attendees locations has been geographically
distributed. (Availability of hosts and facilities is obviously also
a factor.) As long as about 2/3 of the IETF attendees are from North
America, 2/3 of the meetings should be in North America.
PS: I don't think that being accessible via a direct flight should be
a controlling factor. I usually don't take a direct flight to or from
the IETF meeting although I live in the USA and I don't see this as a
To: kaih(_at_)khms(_dot_)westfalen(_dot_)de, ietf(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2001 11:41:14 +0100
OK, so when are we going to move from having 2 meetings per year in the USA
How about 1 per year in North / South America, 1 per year in Asia /
Australasia and 1 per year in Europe / Africa ?
As for holding meetings near international air hubs -
1. Oslo ?
2. Have you tried getting a direct flight to Minneapolis from outside the
USA ? or San Diego ? It's not easy.
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2001 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: Deja Vu
day(_at_)std(_dot_)com (John Day) wrote on 20.03.01 in
sorry, but this is a US centric comment. IETF is international, so
centrally located is an interesting question: center of the earth
(probably enough hot...;-))).
I'm not so sure. From what I hear from the EU and Pacific Rim
countries, the Internet is a US plot intended at further imposing US
imperialism on the rest of the world. How can that many people be
wrong? I was just going with the majority opinion.
Looking at ICANN voting turnout, maybe it's a plot by the EU to take over