On Dec 7, 2011, at 2:33 PM, Ole Jacobsen wrote:
The flip side of this argument is that it could be viewed as a helpful
guide for the hosts/sponsors at any given venue. ("This is the kind of
information you should provide.")
I work for a company that is sponsoring an upcoming meeting.
Most of the organization is being done by folk who have never attended an IETF
meeting (but some of them will be coming to Paris to get a feel for things).
This document has been hugely useful (oddly enough we were talking about just
how useful today) to help them understand the general feel, the sorts of things
to pay attention to, what information is needed, the pain associated with
trains (:-P), food considerations, etc.
At APRICOT, we've developed an "Ops Manual" that covers everything
from room setup to "no kareoke" at the social event. I am not saying
that our document needs to be an RFC, but we don't have a lot of
alternative ways to publish things that can be quickly retrieved,
printed off and so on.
Something like this tailored to the IETF would be awesome.
The organizers at many of the sponsors are not IETF participant / attendees and
having useful reference / background material would we really good for them --
a single document like the APRICOT-Op-Man or an RFC, self contained (and
printable), in a single voice will be much better understood than a whole
collections of pages with various voices....
I often (usually?) disagree with Wes, but think that this draft is *really*
useful and is worth publishing...
Ole J. Jacobsen
Editor and Publisher, The Internet Protocol Journal
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On Wed, 7 Dec 2011, Bob Hinden wrote:
While I agree that the questions won't change as often as the
answers, it will likely change. We have come a long way from just
asking how many cookies there will be.
Also, if it gets published as an RFC, it is going to be viewed as a
"specification". I think it's best to avoid that and just have a
wiki. I would be surprised if this topic continues to be as active
area of discussion in the future, making it unlikely that there
would be new RFCs published.
Further, is this something we really want in the historical record.
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