On Nov 8, 2004, at 05:26, Stephane Maes wrote:
Eventually, I have noted and be told in several private notes that
indeed this expectation of participation to the whole meeting has been
questioned repeatedly and never addressed.
It has been discussed several times in the IESG and IAB (and reported
at the plenaries), both regarding participation during the whole week,
and whether the areas should meet separately (as finding large enough
hotels is sometimes hard).
The conclusion has always been that for the IETF to produce as good
documents as possible, we need to have people from different areas and
working groups meeting at the same location physically so discussion
across boundaries of skills happens.
That is always a winning argument when the downsides are put on the
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