Greetings again. So, let the wide-ranging and far-reaching discussion begin.
Note that this is not an IETF or IRTF activity yet. I have some ideas
of ways of facilitating the discussion that I will introduce as the
discussion moves forwards. They might involve things that aren't
currently done in the IETF or IRTF.
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