Re: NomCom 2020 Announcement of Selections

Brian E Carpenter <> Sat, 23 January 2021 20:46 UTC

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Subject: Re: NomCom 2020 Announcement of Selections
To: John C Klensin <>, Loa Andersson <>
Cc: Bron Gondwana <>,
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From: Brian E Carpenter <>
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Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2021 09:46:34 +1300
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On 23-Jan-21 20:21, John C Klensin wrote:
> I do want to make a suggestion to complement Bron's.  Would it
> be useful to create a repository for confidential comments to
> the 2021-2022 Nomcom right now?  We could then encourage Rich
> and anyone else who thinks the 2020-2021 Nomcom got some things
> wrong and that we can do better to upload comments in as much
> detail as they think appropriate now, while their thinking is
> still fresh.  But we would treat that material as confidential
> comments to the future Nomcom, using whatever degree of security
> cleverness we think is needed to prevent anyone from reading the
> comments until the new Nomcom Chair is appointed and the keys
> turned over to them.

I think that's an excellent idea, and doesn't need a BCP in order
to achieve it. We already expect the chair of NomCom #N to carry
messages forward to NomCom #N+1; that's why the chair is an ex officio
member of the following year's NomCom. Whether Barbara is willing
to take up your idea is her choice, of course.

As for diversity among the candidates: that's a community problem,
not a NomCom problem. It applies more generally, too: see
for an example.