Marshall Eubanks wrote:
We are therefore asking for input from the community by two means - by
commenting on the IETF discussion list,
Thanks for asking.
I've only been to China a couple of times, but it was enough to be impressed,
particularly with many aspects of their Internet technical and operations savvy.
Alas, that's not the question here.
As a community, we of the IETF are extremely diverse, extremely undisciplined,
and extremely insensitive. In particular, attempting to place us into an
environment with distinctive political constraints is loaded with risk. We
can't even follow local customs to avoid sitting in inappropriate places in the
hotel (Munich), nevermind the already-noted exchange that took place at the last
We should try to avoid venues that have visa challenges and behavior challenges.
Our diversity ensures that the former will be a real problem. Our unruliness
makes the latter quite likely to be a problem.
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