On the economic front, there have been offers, at least from me, to PAY for
remote attendance. Let's face it, I'd have been happy to pay $500 to have
access to all WG sessions and plenaries via Real Player or other Unicast
mechanism in Seoul. There's just no way my company can afford the travel
expenses for me to personally travel to Korea.
I too would have no problem paying for this.
The IETF should be interested in individuals, not just large corporations,
participating. What better way than to provide a way for individuals to
attend on their own budgets? If that means virtual attendance, then so be it.
Multicast is just not available to many of the folks who might otherwise
attend. I don't care what unicast mechanism is chosen, provided it allows a
wider crosssection of the community access to live participation in the
The choice of unicast technology is largely irrelevant to me as well. While I
might find one approach somewhat more advantageous than another at this
particular point in time, if something is chosen I will take the necessary
steps to get it working. The same cannot be said for multicast, since no amount
of my own futzing will make it work for me.