[Top] [All Lists]

Re: On the confidentiality of the information and communication within the nomcom context

2008-03-16 14:26:37


On Mon, 17 Mar 2008, Brian E Carpenter wrote:

Hi Lakshimnath, just a few notes and queries...

On 2008-03-16 16:10, Lakshminath Dondeti wrote:
* Nominee lists should be made public.  In fact, other selection 
processes within the IETF make the candidate lists public and so it is 
time we let go of this in the nomcom context.  The case against is 
fairly weak at this point in time.

As I recall, this was discussed extensively before 3777 (and before
2727) and opinions were so evenly split that the only possible
conclusion was "no consensus for change". So we'll need to see if
opinions have changed...

(My opinion: on the occasions when I was a candidate, I would
have had no problem with it being made public. But the tricky part
is at what stage the list of candidates is considered stable
enough to be published.)

Stable or not, a list of candidates for the community to comment on 
would be a very Good Thing. We seem to think that it is perfectly fine
for the IESG or IAB to publish its list of candiates for the appointed
positions, while the nomcom list is not public. Given than I was a
member of the nomcom and a (ultimately successful, thanks folks) 
appointment candidate, this seemed particularly odd from my point of

For the record, I don't think our nomcom chair has anything to feel 
guilty about. He did a superb job and the fact that bugs in the system
were exposed is not a reflection on anything he did or didn't do.


Ole J. Jacobsen 
Editor and Publisher,  The Internet Protocol Journal
Cisco Systems
Tel: +1 408-527-8972   Mobile: +1 415-370-4628
E-mail: ole(_at_)cisco(_dot_)com  URL:

IETF mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>