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Re: Meeting times for the September 9-10th face to face

From: Alexandre GOUAILLARD <agouaillard@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:26:04 +0800
Message-ID: <CAHgZEq6EOJgCJ2VPMtvAx4LRG7uxgiUgbqsZ36mdSfXtRTE4kQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Victor Pascual Avila <victor.pascual.avila@gmail.com>
Cc: Sherwin Sim <sherwin.sim@temasys.com.sg>, Randell Jesup <randell-ietf@jesup.org>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
I have to agree with dan here.

Beyond the disastrous experience for those did go to the meeting in china
for last year TPAC, I think the f2f meeting in Washington last year was
especially efficient because almost everybody was in the room. I think only
a couple (I can only remember randell jesup) joined over video conference.

Moreover, we already changed the timing and venue of this f2f to make sure
that the maximum number of people will attend. Instead of making it happen
in greece, it is now happening in north america. Still, I note that the
three people asking for remote participation are based in north america.

I'm not against remote participation per say, I'm just afraid that making
remote participation normal, or even the default, instead of keeping it the
exception may not be helping. We will end up with a remote meeting being
the meeting, like in china. Well, still this meeting is in Seattle, that
should not be the case, but we cannot have all meetings in north america
under the fear that otherwise most people including a chair will be all
together in a room in Seattle, while everybody else at the "official" site
will practically be the minority following the meeting from a distance
(wether behind a the meanest firewall in the world or not).

Alex.



On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 6:21 PM, Victor Pascual Avila <
victor.pascual.avila@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 5:54 PM, Sherwin Sim <sherwin.sim@temasys.com.sg>
> wrote:
>
>> > On Aug 19, 2015, at 11:23 AM, Randell Jesup <randell-ietf@jesup.org>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > On 8/19/2015 3:48 AM, Stefan Håkansson LK wrote:
>> >> we're working on a draft agenda. We plan to have the meeting go on
>> >> between 9am and 5:30pm on both days (if you need to know for your
>> travel
>> >> arrangements).
>> >>
>> >> Proposals for topics to add to the agenda are welcome.
>> >>
>> >> At https://www.w3.org/2011/04/webrtc/wiki/September_9_-_10_2015 there
>> is
>> >> some more info (such as venue and suitable hotels) available.
>> >
>> > Thanks for the info.
>> >
>> > Are there any plans for remote participation?  meetecho?  (Worked
>> pretty well at the last IETF)
>> >
>>
>> For what it’s worth, I’d like to second the motion for remote
>> participation
>>
>>
> Same here
>
> -Victor
>



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