Re: [Idr] New idr WG co-Chairs

Job Snijders <> Wed, 03 February 2021 19:42 UTC

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Dear group, dear chairs (alumni and new),

On Wed, Feb 03, 2021 at 11:15:18AM -0800, Alvaro Retana wrote:
> As you know, John has been selected as a Routing AD starting next month
> during IETF 110. As a result, he will be stepping down as idr co-chair.
> John: thank you for all the work and time you have dedicated to the WG — we
> all look forward to working with you in your new role. Congratulations!

Congratulations John, the routing community is lucky to have you as part
of the leadership.

> BGP is arguably the most important protocol on the Internet: it pieces
> together every single AS, is used by thousands of organizations, and has
> been the subject of countless discussions. It is simple and complex at the
> same time. The idr WG, as the shepherd of inter-domain routing in the
> IETF, reflects the importance of BGP. Thus, the WG needs to be chaired by
> recognized experts in the field. John has represented idr very well.
> In consultation with Sue and the other ADs, we have asked Keyur Patel and
> Jeff Haas to join Sue as idr Co-Chairs. Both are experienced chairs
> (sidrops and bfd, respectively) and have significantly contributed to BGP
> and the IETF.
> I am adding Jeff and Keyur as Chairs immediately to facilitate the
> transition.  The expectation is that they will fully take over for John at
> IETF 110.  Welcome!

This is fantastic news for the IDR working group! I concur Keyur and
Jeff are industry renowed subject matter experts, both have taught me a
lot. Welcome news.

The Internet would not have existed at its current scale without the
countless contributions from Sue, John, Jeff, and Keyur. Thank you.

Kind regards,