Petition to the IESG for a PR-action against Jefsey Morfin posted
Harald Tveit Alvestrand
harald at alvestrand.no
Fri Sep 30 08:10:46 CEST 2005
I have now finished my work on a petition explaining to the IESG why I
think Jefsey Morfin should be banned from posting on the IETF list under
It's time to figure out whether there are more people who agree with me and
the other signatories on this.
Please read the petition, and if you agree, sign it.
The online version includes references to sample postings by Jefsey.
Main body of text reproduced below.
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Jefsey Morfin PR-Action Petition
Last modified: September 28, 2005
This message is a request to the IESG to consider
approving a PR-action, as per RFC 3683, barring the
person known as Jean-Francois Charles Morfin
("Jefsey"), an individual known to be posting from the
addresses jefsey at jefsey.com, rd at afrac.org,
info at afrac.org, info at utel.net,
info at dot-root.net and jefsey at online.fr, from the
IETF mailing list, and giving blanket permission to any
manager of any IETF mailing list to bar him from
posting there, as per the RFC.
Based on the public record of Jefsey's postings, we
believe that Jefsey Morfin is engaging in disruptive
behaviour that has caused considerable damage to the
ability of the IETF to proceed speedily and with
consensus in the working groups in which he has
In particular, his postings exhibit:
* Use of inflammatory language towards others 
* Misquoting and misrepresenting of other people's
* Refusal to stop pursuing an argument in the face of
consensus against him 
* Misrepresentation of non-IETF organizations 
* Personal attacks and use of threatening language
against people who disagree with him, using
attributes such as language, nationality or
* Postings that seem to serve no purpose apart from
inciting negative reaction 
* Very limited ability to contribute anything with
actual technical content to the discussion
Effects of this behaviour is to make other people
either angry enough to post further inflammatory emails
to the lists (disrupting constructive discussion) or to
cause participants with valuable insight to drop out of
the conversation (reducing the input to the IETF
process), or to refuse to consider contributing work on
documents in WGs where Jefsey is active (making it
harder to get work done).
Previous chastisement history
A number of people have tried explaining to Jefsey why
his behaviour is inappropriate. No change in behaviour
has occured. [A]
To the petitioners' knowledge, his posting rights to
IETF mailing lists have been suspended three times -
once to the LTRU WG's mailing list [B], and twice to
the ietf-languages mailing list [C][D].
These suspensions have produced no change in behaviour.
We, the undersigned, believe that the material
presented above provides a clear case that Jefsey
Morfin is being "abusive of the consensus-driven
process", as required by RFC 3683, and therefore ask
that the IESG undertake a PR-action against Jefsey
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