On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 10:10 AM, Adrian Farrel
There are more than two types of participants:
Not sure if I count as an "old boy" or not. Don't think I am as old as I feel.
Anyway, I think it important to add to the categories of participants those
*are* local participants, but who are not in the room where the meeting is
taking place. A number of people attempt to follow multiple parallel meetings
using jabber and/or headphones. For them, speaking participation usually
requires someone to channel over jabber, or a sprint between rooms.
Such participants, like remote participants, would benefit from having the
projector streamed as well as audio.
In Section 2:
"Bar BoFs at regular IETF meetings are not listed above
because they mostly happen in places where remote participation can't
Aren't Bar BoFs informal? There are also BoFs and "side-meetings"
Yes. Please do not make *any* provisions for remote participation at side
meetings. If the organisers want to arrange that sort of thing they can put
their mobile phone on the bar!
I go further : Any meeting that uses IETF RPS is an official IETF
meeting subject to the NOTE WELL and
(where appropriate) IETF rules for announcements and minute taking.
In Section 3.3:
"This method of participation often works adequately, but there are
many places where it fails."
The problem is the audio delay. Even if the delay was a few seconds
only, that would still happen as it is difficult to manage the
in-room discussion and remote participation at the same time.
I have found that the audio delay builds. Disconnecting and reconnecting to
meeting catches you up.
In Section 4.1.2:
"Remote attendees who are speaking over the
audio must be visible to the local attendees."
That's not a good idea if the remote participant is many time zones away. :-)
It is also not a requirement and may be impractical on low b/w links.
Should I send a short video of me typing this email?
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