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Re: Nomcom 2007-8 Chair's Report

2008-03-06 20:22:21

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  
I* selections, and I especially appreciate that you invested the time
and effort - after all that earlier hard work - to produce this  
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  
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  
any comments to ietf(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org(_dot_)  I will make a brief 
presentation at  
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- 
  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  
  nomcom and the confirmation bodies.

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