Questions Arising Concerning In-Person Meeting Cancellation
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Network Working Group                                          A. Cooper
Internet-Draft                                                     Cisco
Intended status: Informational                                R. Housley
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                                                             S. Krishnan
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                                                            May 13, 2020

      Questions Arising Concerning In-Person Meeting Cancellation
                     draft-cooper-shmo-questions-00

Abstract

   The COVID-19 pandemic has required the IETF community to confront
   complicated questions about the cancellation and replacement of in-
   person meetings.  This document lists some general questions that
   have come up for discussion in the community as the IESG, the IRTF
   Chair, and the IETF LLC have been faced with making decisions about
   IETF 107 and IETF 108.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
     2.1.  Participation and attendance  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Travel and entry  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.3.  Safety and health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.4.  Meeting host and sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     2.5.  Venue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     2.6.  Timing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

1.  Introduction

   The COVID-19 pandemic has required the IETF community to confront
   complicated questions about the cancellation and replacement of in-
   person meetings.  This document lists some general questions that
   have come up for discussion as the IESG, the IRTF Chair, and the IETF
   LLC have been faced with making decisions about whether IETF 107 and
   IETF 108 should be held as in-person meetings.  In many places,
   inspiration was drawn from [RFC8718] and [RFC8719].

   This document is focused solely on questions concerning in-person
   meeting cancellation and it intentionally does not address planning
   for fully online meetings.  This document is offered purely to frame
   discussion, and it is not intended to be published as an RFC.

2.  Questions

   [RFC8719] summarized the goal for face-to-face meetings of IETF WGs
   as mainly to provide a high-bandwidth mechanism for working out
   unresolved issues.  Historically, these are held in locations from
   which most of the IETF participants have come in the recent past,
   with a goal of distributing the travel effort for the participants
   who attend in person and distributing the timezone difficulty for
   those who participate remotely.  In the current climate, the IETF
   leadership, in consultation with the community, needs to determine
   whether an in-person meeting will be safe and effective.

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