The IETF community often has discussions about topics that are of interest to the broader IETF community.
Community discussions often take place outside the IETF Working Group processes. They can take several forms, including email lists, Birds of a Feather sessions at IETF meetings, and focused workshops.
Workshops are often more structured discussions about a topic of interest to the IETF community
These email lists are used to discuss particular topics of interest to the IETF community.
This page provides information about Birds of a Feather sessions (BoFs)--initial, informal, in-person discussions about a particular the topic of interest to the IETF community--and related policies and procedures.