Re: AdminRest: IASA BCP: Executive Director

"Joel M. Halpern" <> Fri, 26 November 2004 22:28 UTC

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This is a quite understandable goal.  But I am not sure that as stated it 
can be met.
Let us assume that some of the activities that the IAD is responsible for 
contracting includes the Executive Director function.  (I have difficulty 
seeing it as a separate contract on its own.)
It is the IAD's job to award that contract.
One would hope that the IESG had review over the person who they had to 
work with that closely.  But such review is VERY different from getting to 
choose the person.

Just my reading of the documents,
Joel M. Halpern

At 04:40 PM 11/26/2004, Sam Hartman wrote:

> >>>>> "Carl" == Carl Malamud <> writes:
>     Carl> It seems to me that one of the goals of the whole AdminRest
>     Carl> exercise has been to move overall management responsibility
>     Carl> for IETF admin. and support activities (IASA) from
>     Carl> contractors to a "program manager", which is what this BCP
>     Carl> is all about.  As such, it seems that where documents refer
>     Carl> to "IETF Executive Director" that should become (via a
>     Carl> paragraph in this BCP) a pointer to the IAD or other
>     Carl> appropriate position as further pointed to by the IAD.
>I think the IESG's concern here is that they, rather than the IAOC
>would like to designate who the executive director is.
>The executive director is very involved in making the IESG and process
>functions run smoothly.
>It seems like significant friction would be created if the executive
>director was not someone the IESG was comfortable with.

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