Re: Updating BCP 10 -- NomCom ELEGIBILITY

Michael Richardson <> Wed, 14 January 2015 17:43 UTC

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Subject: Re: Updating BCP 10 -- NomCom ELEGIBILITY
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{I'm not at all in favour of making jabber scribe a way to contribute.
I don't think you can do it remotely, and if you are already in physical
attendance, then you already are eligible.  I am not trying to make being
eligible harder; but rather more equitable given that travel is often
People are not, in general, lining up to volunteer for nomcom}

Phillip Hallam-Baker <> wrote:
    > One issue with Michael's original proposal is that if the details of
    > implementation are not done right it can create problems for verifying
    > eligibility. And it is not just a matter of the chair of one nomcon handing
    > a spreadsheet on to the next because a lot of people who are eligible on
    > attendance grounds are ineligible on other grounds.

The current tool involves putting an email into a web form and looking at the
results.  I turned that into a perl script with Net::HTTP, and some screen
Then, it involves some back and forth with people who thought that they were
eligible, but were not trivially verifiable, and some additional emails that
they used to register.
The registration system is not, to my knowledge, connected to the datatracker.

While there is a button on the registration form, it does not interlock with
the datatracker; lots of people push that button who have never been to a
meeting, for instance.

So the things that I said: uploading a draft, shepherd'ing a document, being
a WG chair, etc. are things that the datatracker quite clearly already knows

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