Re: Updating BCP 10 -- NomCom ELEGIBILITY

Michael StJohns <> Sat, 10 January 2015 22:31 UTC

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Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2015 17:31:22 -0500
To: Brian E Carpenter <>, Michael Richardson <>,ietf <>
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Subject: Re: Updating BCP 10 -- NomCom ELEGIBILITY
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At 02:30 PM 1/10/2015, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>Occupying a formal role in a WG or directorate,
>or becoming an IETF-stream RFC author, would be much harder to game.

And unfortunately, more subject to oligarchical abuse as those are chosen by the ADs or WG chairs chosen by the ADs.

How about instead:

Everyone who volunteers for Nomcom must have at least 3 certified and approved instances of being a note taker or jabber scribe for a full set of sessions for a specific working group in the past 5 meetings in addition to attending 3 of 5 meetings.  "Approved" means that the notes are complete, correct and readable as viewed by the majority of the WG chairs and editors.  "Certified" means that the WG chair(s) heard you volunteer and noted that in the minutes.   Notes may be taken in any language, but must be translated to English within a month of the end of the IETF meeting.  Multiple note takers may be certified at any given meeting and all notes gleaned from any of them will be added to the meeting record.

The above has the advantage that it is a relatively small bar, it provides a benefit to the IETF, and its annoying enough to discourage the run of the mill gamers from participating.

The phase in is 1, 1, 2, 2, 3 sessions over the next 5 meetings.

Later, Mike