At 10:30 AM 4/24/2012, David Morris wrote:
On Mon, 23 Apr 2012, Dave Crocker wrote:
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 IETF meetings are actually not totally public. You must purchase a
'ticket' to attend. We would not allow someone to walk in off the street
and photograph the functions, or even sit in a meeting and take notes.
Actually, with the exception of the Beijing meeting where the hotel - not us -
posted guards to keep non-badge holders out (and apparently to check id against
badges), we don't actually enforce this much. I can think of a number of
recent IETFs where "guests" have sat in for a short while in various
conversations and WG meetings without being officially registered.
Even if we did enforce the badging requirement - the payment of the
registration fee does not make this a non-public meeting. ANYONE can attend.