At 5:55 AM -0700 8/31/09, Alexa Morris wrote:
The data collected consist solely of an individuals full name and
company/organization affiliation. We are not collecting email address
information on the e-blue sheets.
Please note that you are now also collecting information that *is not* on the
current blue sheets, namely "company/organization affiliation". I have noted
that some people I know who have signed a blue sheet before me have used
personal email addresses while (I assume) their badge lists their actual
"company/organization affiliation". As a person with multiple
company/organization affiliations, I sometimes change the email address I put
on the blue sheets to be the one most appropriate to the topic of the WG.
It is a bad idea to have this experiment create combined blue sheets that have
data that differs depending on the collection method. There are probably a
dozen WGs in the IETF who have had this problem come back and bite them on
their collective backsides during protocol development or, unfortunately, after
their protocols have deployed.
Please strongly consider having the readers record exactly what the current
blue sheets record, or change the blue sheets to record what the readers are
recording for this meeting. The first of these two will most likely cause less
--Paul Hoffman, Director
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