your timeline looks very deliberate and formally correct.
However, I worry about the ability of the IETF to work constructively while
knowing that its future is still in flux for that long.
So I put some dates in.
--On onsdag, september 15, 2004 11:18:00 +0200 Brian E Carpenter
I fully agree. To me the only sequence of events that makes sense is
1. Agree on the job description. (But it needs to drafted by a small
September/October 2004. We have a draft job description in appendix E of
the report, and very few (no?) specific comments on that draft.
2. Ask ISOC to fund a position for 1 year, and hire someone. (But
the IETF leadership has to be intimately involved in the
Budget approval: October/November. Not a problem, I think.
If search takes 3 months: February 2005 for the hire.
3. Have the new person develop a budget model and the RFP. (But
the IETF community gets to review the draft RFP.)
If the person does not know the IETF intimately: May 2005 (3 months).
Considerably shorter if person accepts previous work - but that runs into
almost the same issues as "RFP sent out before hire".
Contracts: Fall 2005.
4. Worry about whether to create a separate legal entity later.
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