From: ietf-bounces(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org [ietf-bounces(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org] On
Behalf Of Marshall Eubanks [tme(_at_)americafree(_dot_)tv]
Can't you repeat it yourself ? It is supposed to be a deterministic
process (once the inputs are obtained).
A method such that public information will enable any person to verify
the randomness of the selection meets this criterion. This document
gives an example of such a method.
Ah, yes, but if you re-read the announcement of the selection, it starts:
[mailto:ietf-announce-bounces(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org On Behalf Of NomCom Chair
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 2:56 PM
The following is the list of 10 nomcom volunteers selected randomly
this list: https://datatracker.ietf.org/ann/nomcom/2395/
You have to read well down into the message to be told that the process is
based (somehow) on RFC 3797. It's a typical problem around here -- messages
that should be stand-alone announcements aren't written carefully, and the
authors forget how much background knowledge they are assuming. (Would this
announcement be comprehensible to someone who was unaware of RFC 3797/2777?) A
better start would be:
The following is the list of 10 nomcom volunteers selected randomly by the
process of RFC 3797 from this list [URL]. The input data to the RFC 3797
algorithm is detailed below.
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