--On 15. november 2005 12:24 +0100 Eliot Lear <lear(_at_)cisco(_dot_)com> wrote:
I actually think the bar is too high for other reasons. Those same 20
people are not allowed to serve as jury, and that makes sense. but we're
not a large community, and while I understand the need to prevent DOS
attacks on the IESG, I would still halve the number. As it is now it's
just about impossible to get rid of someone who is really doing a bad
job, even if it's obvious. The balance has to be gotten right, and
that's hard, considering nobody has actually been recalled. Has anyone
I remember talking about this at the time the NOMCOM WG decided.
An interesting argument was that the 20-person limit actually was a lower
bar to responsible persons than the 1-person limit; with the 1-person
limit, anyone who used the mechanism knew that he was a) standing alone and
b) exposing a fundamental flaw in the IETF's DoS protections; with the
20-person limit, you can easily get there when a crisis is big enough to
gather lynch crowds, and you get the security of just being one among many,
while if the crisis is a small one, you won't get that far.....
I don't think the tuning can be said to have succeeded if we get one recall
request a year under non-crisis conditions.....
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