[ppml] On doing jabber sessions with live meeting

william(at)elan.net william at elan.net
Thu Sep 9 00:15:34 EDT 2004

It appears that starting last meeting, ARIN is now multicasting entire 
meeting which allows those who are not present to hear and see exactly
what is going on. That is very good advancement and opens up the meeting 
to everybody else in the public and not just those whose companies are 
willing to sponsor their trip.  There is however one flow, in that 
one can listen but can not actually participate without being there.

In similar situations, IETF has for a while had a system that in addition
to live workgroup meeting, there is a parallel jabber session and 
somebody volunteers to actually type in summary of what is going on the 
meeting and somebody who is only present at jabber session can 
ask to have his questions read as well.

I think it would be good if ARIN consider doing something like that. And 
it should not be too difficult to implement either, since already somebody 
maintains a written summary of what is going on the meeting (posted after
the meeting) and since multicasting is also already done. All that is 
necessary is to connect creating function, with with jabber and also have 
somebody from arin staff who can "channel" questions coming from jabber

William Leibzon
Elan Networks
william at elan.net

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