Re: [Cfrg] cfrg co-chair

Simon Josefsson <simon@josefsson.org> Tue, 22 November 2011 12:56 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] cfrg co-chair
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David McGrew <mcgrew@cisco.com>; writes:

> Hi,
>
> the IRTF process on selecting new chairs or co-chairs for RGs is
> somewhat underspecified.  To make sure that we are following a
> transparent process,  I should have said that, while I support and
> appreciate Kevin's offer to chair, that position ought to be affirmed
> by the research group itself - that is, by you.  Can you please chime
> in with an acceptance of Kevin in this role (or alternatively, share
> your concerns if you have them)?

David,

I have no concerns other than a general preference for attempting to
enlarge the pond a bit and find someone with experience from the ECRYPT
or CRYPTREC efforts, for example.  I do realize that there may not be
huge pool of volunteers with free time to chose from, however, so we
should be grateful for Kevin's offer.

/Simon

> Recall that the research group membership is unrestricted, and anyone
> can join by joinging the mail list.  The IRTF processes are outlined
> in RFC 2014, and the IRTF document publication process is described in
> RFC 5743.
>
> thanks!
>
> David
>
> On Nov 11, 2011, at 3:30 PM, David McGrew wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I would like to thank Ran Canetti for serving as Crypto Forum
>> Research Group co-chair, starting at the inception of the RG almost
>> ten years ago.  Ran has decided to step down from this role.
>>
>> Fortunately, Kevin Igoe has offered to fill this role.  Kevin is a
>> senior cryptographer with the Commercial Solutions Center of the
>> U.S. National Security Agency.  Kevin has a great depth of technical
>> knowledge in this area, as
>> well as a pragmatic focus that fits well with the IETF.  He has
>> authored/coauthored four RFCs and several current drafts on
>> cryptography, and he led the design of the SHA-1 hash algorithm.
>>
>> Thanks Kevin and Ran!
>>
>> David
>>
>>
>>
>>
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