On Thu, 6 May 2010, The IESG wrote:
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.
Opposed. (Disclosures: I've not used a day pass. I have served on
Even if it were reasonable to do this prospectively (e.g. future day
passes don't count), it's not particularly fair those the few (like
Kurt) who may be disenfranchised by applying this retrospectively.
Day passes used to date should count. Period.
As for the future, I find a flaw in the IESG's logic above. Indeed, a
single day of one physical meeting is not enough to learn the culture.
But we're still requiring three separate meetings. And it's not as
though we're insisting that those who pay for the week stay for the
And then there's the long-term-participant-with-reduced-funding issue.
If such a person maximally used day passes for a year or two, I can
see them still having enough grasp on the culture to participate
effectively in NomCom.
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