On 28 Nov, Lars Eggert wrote:
| On 2007-11-27, at 22:20, ext Terry Monroe wrote:
| >The event is now planned to take place in North America, specific
| >still to be determined.
| Similar to IETF-67, which moved from Europe to San Diego, we're again
| moving a meeting that was planned to happen in Europe to North America.
| Looking at IETF-60 to IETF-70, 8 out of the 10 IETFs were in North
| America. I'd be good if we could re-balance this in the future.
==> While we are at it, and even if I very much enjoy IETF meetings
taking place in nice cities in Europe, I think that we remain very far
from any geographic balance, if ever that were a creterion to be taken
into account regardless of its potential weight. As a matter of fact
and if my memory servers me well:
1) - Only one IETF meeting out of 69 so far took place in the southern
hemisphere (IETF 47, Adelaide, Australia);
2) - IETF has never held a meeting in Africa.
Provisioning for future meetings, as far as one can understand from
http://www.ietf.org/meetings/0mtg-sites.txt, will not change 2). It
won't either change 1) unless some Asian coutries from the southern
hemisphere undertake the task.
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