Ed Juskevicius wrote:
The "ideal" venue (if there is such a thing) would enable both:
- good participation from WG primary contributors AND
- lots of local participation
The second factor is important, imho, because a fraction of local
newbies are going to be impressed by their IETF experience, and will
want to participate again in the future. The may well become primary
contributors themselves down the road.
Is that hope for future participation by new attendees an acceptable
basis for making venue choices that hurt current participation by
What is the evidence that we will not gain that new participation
without hurting current participation by primary contributors?
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