Nomcom is a group of people randomly selected from among a set
whose only qualifications are that they want to be on nomcom and
traveling to meetings.
well, in the planning meeting, i think i suggested that only people
who didn't want to be on the nomcom should be eligible, but folks
seemed to think this would constitute cruel and unusual punishment.
the sad fact is that in the absence of rigorous membership
qualifications, identifying folks who have been able to attend recent
meetings is the only objective criteria we could find.
if we could have switched from meeting attendance to rfc authorship,
but then the environmentalists would be upset because there would be
50 or so "authors" on each rfc, thereby resulting in a larger carbon
footprint for ietf activities (printing, bandwidth usage, etc.)
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