I was very happy to see Ericsson (my employer, for the sake of transparency) announce a long-term sponsorship agreement with the IETF. Ericsson joins Cisco, Juniper Networks, and Comcast – NBC Universal as one of the Global Hosts. Each commitment is very significant (roughly 1M USD) and will support the IETF for three meetings over the course of the next ten years. You are making the IETF’s work possible!
During the meeting, we announced that the IETF is putting up a team to help should there be any concerns of harassment. Feel free to contact this friendly team if needed.
Alia Atlas gave a talk at the plenary on challenges and opportunities associated with the IETF’s changing environment. For instance, our participation and funding models are changing as it becomes possible to attend remotely. Alias’s presentation is here and the draft on future trends is here.
We are also planning ahead our next meetings. During the administrative plenary we heard a concern about the future site for IETF 100. Our administrative committee, the IAOC, has taken that concern very seriously. It has promised to do two things. First, it will determine the situation and options regarding IETF 100. Second, it will provide more information to the community as planning for future meetings proceeds. Those tasks are still in progress, but as an example of the latter, we’ve announced a set of potential future meeting sites.
¡IETF 95 se concluyo! ¡Gracias a LACNIC, Internet Society, Buenos Aires y a todos participantes!
The work continues, obviously, online. Our next meeting is coming up in July in Berlin, hosted by Juniper Networks. I want to draw particular attention to the IETF Hackathon, which is Saturday-Sunday July 16-17. Please join and make this event our largest open source and running code event so far!