Specification for a show of hands tool
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Network Working Group                                            M. Duke
Internet-Draft                                          F5 Networks, Inc
Intended status: Informational                           28 October 2020
Expires: 1 May 2021

                 Specification for a show of hands tool
                   draft-duke-shmoo-show-of-hands-00

Abstract

   This is the specification for an experimental show of hands tool for
   the Meetecho system to be used in online meetings to help chairs
   quickly poll the meeting.  This tool is different from the previous
   experimental virtual hum tool as it addresses a different use case
   with different functionality.  Following mixed feedback in the IETF
   108 post-meeting survey, the experimental virtual hum tool has been
   withdrawn from the Meetecho client for IETF 109.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Definition and usage of "show of hands" . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Tool specification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.1.  General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.2.  Opening and closing show of hands . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.3.  Taking part in a show of hands  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     3.4.  Calculating and displaying the result . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.5.  Implementation notes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Alternative approaches  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     4.1.  Multiple options  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   Appendix A.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

1.  Introduction

   This is the specification for an experimental show of hands tool for
   the Meetecho system to be used in online meetings to help chairs
   quickly poll the meeting.  This tool is different from the previous
   experimental virtual hum tool [DRAFT_VIRTUAL_HUM] as it addresses a
   different use case with different functionality.  Following mixed
   feedback in the IETF 108 post-meeting survey [SURVEY_108], the
   experimental virtual hum tool has been withdrawn from the Meetecho
   client for IETF 109.

2.  Definition and usage of "show of hands"

   In the context of this document, a "show of hands" is a simple, fast
   and anonymous mechanism for asking a yes/no question of a large group
   of people, with the common understanding that this mechanism is not a
   means for calling consensus and therefore only minimal formality of
   process is required.

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3.  Tool specification

   This specification is intended to be feature complete, which means
   that what should be implemented is only what is explicitly stated
   here and nothing else.

3.1.  General

   *  There is only one type of show of hands

   *  Only one show of hands can be open at any one time in a session.

   *  The Secretariat are excluded from the show of hands and are not
      able to participate and do not feature in the calculations:
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