[dns-operations] First Root Zone DNSSEC KSK Ceremony

Doug Barton dougb at dougbarton.us
Sun Jun 6 21:36:18 UTC 2010

On 06/06/10 10:52, Joe Abley wrote:
> We have staff on hand who are well-practiced at streaming audio and
> video over the Internet (e.g. at ICANN meetings) but decided that the
> best and most predictable way to provide transparency in process was
> not to stream in real time. This allows us to avoid any possible
> ambiguity that might otherwise arise about whether the ceremony was
> executed correctly in the event that we had technical difficulties
> with the AV stream.


To me, as an unsophisticated observer, . o O (Hmmm, how can I say this 
diplomatically) your statement above doesn't make any sense. The most 
transparent option would be to stream the whole thing live, warts and 
all. As you point out the ICANN staff members who have the knowledge and 
experience of doing the streaming for the ICANN meetings are well 
qualified to meet this challenge. In the extremely unlikely scenario 
where there is a problem with the stream, the ambiguity you mention 
above would be alleviated by the observers, after all, that is their 
function, right?

To break this down further, If there are problems with the stream the 
live observers will be able to report that things actually proceeded 
according to plan, and the unedited video of the event that will no 
doubt be posted shortly afterward will confirm this for the world. If on 
the other hand there are problems with the A/V (or, you anticipate that 
their may be problems with it) this calls into question your plan to 
have the primary method of visibility for the observers provided by said 
A/V equipment.

So, care to have another go at this?


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