Re: NomCom eligibility & IETF 107

Behcet Sarikaya <> Tue, 31 March 2020 15:15 UTC

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Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:15:12 -0500
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Subject: Re: NomCom eligibility & IETF 107
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Hi Barry,

On Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 11:26 PM Barry Leiba <>

> The IESG has discussed what the best way is to handle a decision for
> eligibility for the 2020/21 NomCom, given the timeframe involved and the
> discussions that are already happening.
> 1. We are concerned that a normal process for discussing a draft,
> conducting a last call, and approving a BCP would take too long.
> 2. We are concerned that rushing such a process by, for example, posting a
> draft now and immediately last-calling it without a normal period of
> discussion would call into question the legitimacy of our consensus process
> and would set a bad precedent.  We also note that have already stated that
> we’d like community comments by 30 April, and we are concerned about
> cutting that time short in order to write such a draft.
> 4. We believe the IESG does have — and must have — the latitude to address
> exceptional situations such as this and to make exceptions to our
> processes.  At the same time, we appreciate and agree with concerns about
> overstepping, and we agree that maintaining accountability and appropriate
> checks and balances is important.
> The IESG, therefore, plans to continue collecting input and evaluating the
> community’s rough consensus about the immediate NomCom-eligibility question
> through 30 April, as stated.  We will then post a statement and inform the
> ISOC Board of Trustees, as we would do with a process BCP.  That statement
> will serve as the basis for eligibility to serve on this year’s NomCom, and
> this year’s only; it will NOT remain in effect beyond that brief timeframe,
> and will make that aspect clear.
> If rough consensus of the community is that it is important for the IESG’s
> decision to be published as a BCP, we will do so, handling that after the
> immediate need for a quick decision has passed and making the publication
> for archival purposes.
> We also encourage the community to continue and complete the two efforts
> that have been started, to formally define an exception process, and to
> update NomCom eligibility requirements to account for virtual meetings and
> for remote participation.
> Barry, for the IESG
What happened to Number 3?