[Ecn-sane] [tsvwg] travel funds for ietf for the next SCE talk?

Joe Touch touch at strayalpha.com
Fri May 10 10:12:24 EDT 2019

> On May 10, 2019, at 7:00 AM, Ted Lemon <mellon at fugue.com> wrote:
> On May 10, 2019, at 9:47 AM, Joe Touch <touch at strayalpha.com <mailto:touch at strayalpha.com>> wrote:
>> The only  people who get a fully free ride that I know of are the IEEE Comsoc Board. 
> Hm.  I’ve never paid to attend IETF.  Granted, this is not because IETF comped me, but because I was fortunate enough to have an employer who could afford to send me at no cost to me.
> This model unfortunately doesn’t work for open source developers who are not on the payroll of a company with deep pockets.

Nor academics. I stopped coming because I couldn’t find a gov’t agency interested in supporting my participation either (and my current employer doesn’t either).

This is a problem not only for general attendance but also for the IESG - which impacts some decisions being made as well.


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