Re: Thought experiment [Re: Quality of Directorate reviews]

Bob Hinden <bob.hinden@gmail.com> Thu, 07 November 2019 16:29 UTC

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Subject: Re: Thought experiment [Re: Quality of Directorate reviews]
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2019 08:29:19 -0800
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To: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
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Nico,

> On Nov 6, 2019, at 9:02 PM, Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>; wrote:
> …..
>> Secondly, they'd still be the authority for chartering, appointing
>> WG chairs, appointing directorates, and other aspects of overseeing
>> the process. Most of the duties described in RFC 2026 in fact.
> 
> Sure, but picking good chairs now becomes essential, but finding chairs
> as good as ADs will be difficult.

I agree that picking good chairs is essential (it is now too), but a w.g. chair’s job is not full time.  They only have to manage and review the documents in their working group.   The biggest issue with finding qualified people to be ADs is that it is essentially a full time job.  Finding qualified people to be w.g. chairs is easier and there is a bigger pool of qualified people because it isn’t a full time job.

Bob