On Apr 23, 2012, at 9:05 PM, Dave Crocker wrote:
On 4/23/2012 1:13 AM, Kireeti Kompella wrote:
RFCs are not gospel. They can, and, in this instance, should, be changed:
either remove that last item, or stately explicitly that there is no
expectation of privacy at IETF meetings. (I have a sinking feeling I know
which way that will go.)
Actually, an RFC like this /is/ gospel, for this topic. Gospel can be
changed, as you note, according to IETF consensus.
However as much as I appreciate the benefits of privacy and the detriments of
eroding it, I think there is an odd conceptual confusion taking place here:
This is an entirely public event. It makes no sense to participate in a
formal portion of that event and expect privacy.
The work we do in the IETF is done in public. It is a basic element of our
open standards process.
That said, I've certainly no objection to adding to the bloat of warnings and
declarations that we already have, in the humorous belief that listing this
disclaimer will somehow change people's expectations...