I too think the IAB Chair should vote. But that raises an issue...
While I agree that consensus should be the normal operation mode, I think
this body can't live with "let's wait until later and hope we know more
then" as the normal means of resolving close-call conflicts. The budget
proposals MUST come out of the IAOC at specific times; this is about
salaries, not about standards.
If we make no other changes, we have 8 voting members. This means that it
could end up 4 against 4 on an issue.
I suggest that the IAOC chair gets the power to decide a tie.
--On 13. november 2004 11:44 -0500 scott bradner <sob(_at_)harvard(_dot_)edu>
During the Plenary last wednesday there were suggestions/proposals to
make IAB chair a voting member.
I personally think that that makes sense.
I agree that the idea makes sense
but I think that most of the IAOC should mostly work by consensus - I
expect that any issue that only garnered a bare majority of the IAOC
would wind up badly - I expect there would be times when formal voting
would be needed but I don't think that voting should be the normal
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