Actually, my bigger concern is privacy. I like to decouple the
identity I use on different web sites....
Reflecting on the various postings, so far, here is what seems likely to happen
at the BOF:
1. We will get some presentations, explaining things that we should have read
before coming to the BOF.
2. Audience participation will immediately bog down about a) related work, b)
intended goals, and c) security risks.
Worse, all of those concerns are entirely relevant.
And that's why they need to be discussed *before* there is a BOF. The amount of
time in a BOF does not permit real discussion, of the type called for, here.
Given the particular nature, complexity, and controversy surrounding the topic
of online identities, the second BOF will, at best, be only marginally more
Unless and until there is ability to have deliberated discussion on the mailing
list, among a broad spectrum of the IETF community, to refine the draft charter
and reach a reasonable degree of rough consensus about its scope and
deliverables and -- not incidentally -- its purpose, this seemed destined for
getting stuck spinning its wheels during any BOF.
ps. I happen to the the general topic of online identities is rich with
opportunities to be productive and I am carefully offering no comment about the
current proposal. My immediate concern is that we know better than to conduct
this sort of BOF in this sort of manner.
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