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Re: Nomcom 2007-8 Chair's Report

2008-03-06 12:17:25

Thanks for your kind words.  Indeed the nomcom members have put in a lot 
of hard work and as such deserve recognition.

For the most part, the credit for the conception of the report goes to 
the circumstances that led to dispute resolution during the confirmation 
process.  RFC 3777 says that the chair is to include the dispute report 
when reporting on the activities of the nominating committee.  Normally 
we report on the activities of the nomcom during the IESG plenary.  But, 
when there is a dispute report, it appears that a supplementary means of 
publishing the report is necessary.

That said, I agree with you that, keeping the confidentiality issues 
firmly in mind, future nomcom chairs should publish such reports in an 
attempt to make the nomcom process as open as possible.  I hope that the 
openness helps increase community participation in the process and 
encourage people to volunteer to be a voting member, provide feedback 
and accept nominations more so than in the past.

best regards,

On 3/6/2008 7:57 AM, Ralph Droms wrote:
Lakshminath - thanks a lot for publishing this report.  We all 
appreciate and applaud the work you and the Nomcom put into this year's 
I* selections, and I especially appreciate that you invested the time 
and effort - after all that earlier hard work - to produce this report.  
It will be of great value to future Nomcom chairs as well as the 
community as a whole, and I hope future Nomcom chairs will sustain the 
custom of producing similar reports (now I wish I had produced a report 
like yours after I served as Nomcom chair).

- Ralph

On Mar 5, 2008, at Mar 5, 2008,6:05 PM, Lakshminath Dondeti wrote:


A report on the nomcom's activities is available at  Please direct
any comments to ietf(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org(_dot_)  I will make a brief 
presentation at the
IESG plenary.


   This document reports on the work of Nomcom 2007-8.  The topics of
   discussion include the experiences in starting the nomcom process
   early enough to facilitate the nomcom to do their work at 2 face-to-
   face meetings, the various logistical challenges involved in the
   nomcom process and the differing interpretations of RFC 3777 by
   different people and organizations involved in the process.  This
   document also discusses the challenges in the interaction between the
   nomcom and the confirmation bodies.

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