I support this change.
PS - and when I read the ietf(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org mailing list, I am often
convinced I don't understand the culture of the IETF so I am glad to note the
IESG only talks about what is clearly not sufficient and makes no implications
about what might be sufficient to understand the IETF. I agree the current
scheme does not ensure the "best" nomcom but it's better than any other
proposal we have on the table.
On May 6, 2010, at 4:07 PM, The IESG wrote:
The IESG is considering the following Statement on the Day Pass
Experiment. The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks on
a policy statement, and the IESG actively solicits comments on this
action. Please send substantive comments to the ietf(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org
lists by 2010-05-20. Exceptionally, comments may be sent to
iesg(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org instead. In either case, please retain the beginning
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RFC 3777 requires that voting members of the nominating committee
(NomCom) be selected from volunteers that have attended at least three
of the last five IETF meetings. The IAOC is conducting a day pass
experiment, making it necessary to augment the NomCom eligibility rules
to address IETF participants that make use of a day pass. An update to
RFC 3777 to will be needed to address this situation if at the end of
the experiment the IAOC decides to make day passes a regular meeting
registration alternative; however, a BCP update for an experiment is
The IESG observes that attending a single day of the IETF meeting is not
sufficient for a new participant to learn the culture of the IETF or the
qualities that would make an effective IETF leader. Further, ongoing
exposure to the IETF standards process is necessary to appreciate the
significance and importance of cross-area review.
The eligibility requirements of volunteers for NomCom voting member
positions are provided in RFC 3777, which includes:
14. Members of the IETF community must have attended at least 3 of
the last 5 IETF meetings in order to volunteer.
In the context of the day pass experiment, this is interpreted to mean:
14. IETF participants must have attended at least 3 of the last 5
IETF meetings in order to volunteer, and that use of a day pass
does not count as IETF meeting attendance.
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