Re: Challenge: was Re: Updated Nomcom 2020-2021: Result of random selection process

Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com> Sat, 11 July 2020 11:20 UTC

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Subject: Re: Challenge: was Re: Updated Nomcom 2020-2021: Result of random selection process
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:20:31 +0200
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Joe, Toerless, Mike:

Yoav may be correct about the letter of the rule, but Mike is certainly correct about the spirit.  

Specifically:

The RFC does not take into account all possible failure or exception scenarios.  The chair is expected to adhere to the spirit of the process when the letter fails us.  This may be one of those cases.

The chair should avoid using discretion or influencing in any way the selection of specific individuals.  That is why we produce an ordered list of randomly selected individuals from a pool.
As a corollary corporate affiliation should only play a role in removals and not on additions.  There should be no room for selective substitution on the part of the chair in this process.

Eliot

Full disclosure: I work for a company that would generally be viewed as a competitor to Huawei and affiliates.  That same company could be viewed as a reason we have these sorts of limits on NOMCOM participation, so take this for what it’s worth.