Re: Qualifying for NomCom

"Murray S. Kucherawy" <superuser@gmail.com> Thu, 07 April 2016 22:08 UTC

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Subject: Re: Qualifying for NomCom
From: "Murray S. Kucherawy" <superuser@gmail.com>
To: Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
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On Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 6:57 PM, Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>
wrote:

> - Scope objections and aborts to the time between the announcement of the
> final list of volunteers and the selection of the comittee. This closes the
> loophole that the powers-that-be can look at the selected nomcom, say "we
> don't like this group", and force a re-selection by spuriously objecting.
>

OK.


> - The timing says "This experiment is defined to last for one year,
> starting and ending with the constitution of the next NomCom after this
> document is approved and published." - this is neither determinate nor
> grammatical, I think - in particular, it starts and ends at the same time.
>

The NomCom is no longer constituted when it dissolves, which is what I
meant by that.  But I can be more explicit.


> I suggest "This experiment is defined to start with the first call for
> volunteers after IESG approval of this document, and ends with the
> selection of the nomcom from that volunteer pool. Evaluation of the
> experiment will be done after the selection process of the formed nomcom
> completes."
>

We might be splitting hairs, but to my mind, the experiment continues
beyond the seating of the NomCom, because that NomCom was formed under the
terms of the experiment; so the experiment truly ends when that NomCom
completes its obligations and dissolves.


> Otherwise - go for it!
>

I'll fold the above in.  Any other feedback?

-MSK