On Sun, 12 Feb 2006, Dave Crocker wrote:
Sorry. I missed the ietf-wide announcement of that list, made long
enough ago to permit extended online discussion, as a lead-in to this
BOF, to ensure consideration from a wide variety of perspectives.
It might not meet your requirements for an ietf-wide announcement, but the
announcement of the list and its topic was sent to the IETF list on 19
October 2005, with extended followup discussion. That discussion
questioned how aggressive BoF-initiators should be in recruiting
- RL "Bob"
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 16:28:05 +0200
From: Harald Tveit Alvestrand <harald(_at_)alvestrand(_dot_)no>
Subject: Spam in the IETF's name?
Found this one in my spam folder, and it made me wonder.....
1) On first read (use of term "IETF mailing list", use of term "we" without
qualification), this sounds like an IETF-sanctioned activity. Is it?
If not, who does John Merrels speak on behalf of?
2) Even if it is, is mass-like mailing (rather than sending to the IETF
list, the IETF-announce list, or one-on-one personal mails) a reasonable
way to recruit people?
---------- Forwarded Message ----------
Date: 18. oktober 2005 01:36 +0100
From: John Merrells <merrells(_at_)sxip(_dot_)com>
To: (I have removed this list)
Subject: Invitation to join the Digital Identity Exchange IETF mailing list
We'd like to invite you to join the IETF mailing list for discussion of
protocols and schema for exchange of digital identity information.
For background information this keynote address delivered at
OSCON 2005 presents the vision we wish to realize:
And, these 'laws of identity' define the properties of an acceptable
user-centric identity information architecture:
To subscribe to the mailing list send an email with the message
body 'subscribe' to:
In addition there will be a meeting held at the next IETF,
November 5-11 in Vancouver. This will be an opportunity to
discuss digital identity issues face to face, and to consider
whether the IETF should formally consider protocols for
exchange of digital identity information. We'd like to welcome
you to join us in Vancouver for that conversation.
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