Re: Updating BCP 10 -- NomCom ELEGIBILITY

Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com> Fri, 16 January 2015 03:14 UTC

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Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:14:00 -0600
From: Nico Williams <nico@cryptonector.com>
To: Michael StJohns <mstjohns@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: Updating BCP 10 -- NomCom ELEGIBILITY
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On Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 07:29:08PM -0500, Michael StJohns wrote:
> At 02:47 PM 1/14/2015, Nico Williams wrote:
> >In what way does scribing help someone be an appropriate choice to be
> >on the NOMCOM?
> 
> Unlike some ID submissions, the scriber is performing a service of
> benefit to the IETF as a whole.  :-)   And anyone who can't give up a
> couple of hours to scribe is unlikely to be a great participant in the
> Nomcom.
> 
> Seriously,  what I would hope would happen is that person who is
> interested (participating, writing, throwing stones) in WG A, but only
> peripherally interested in WG B volunteer to scribe WG B rather than
> (as you point out) get distracted in WG A.  Thus allowing the WG B
> interested people to write/throw stones/hum without needing to come up
> with a scribe.
>
> [...]

OK, scribing is evidence that the participant is willing to volunteer.
And if the volunteer does as you say, then they make a great candidate.

Nico
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