Re: Proposed Revisions to IETF Trust Administrative Procedures

Russ Housley <> Thu, 03 April 2008 21:26 UTC

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To: John C Klensin <>,Ray Pelletier <>, <>
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Subject: Re: Proposed Revisions to IETF Trust Administrative Procedures
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>(2) Because some members of the IAOC are appointed by (or
>ex-officio from) other bodies, I would prefer that, if there is
>going to be a separate Trust Chair, that person be required to
>be an IETF appointee and subject to recall.  No matter how many
>"the Chair is nothing special" rules one has, we all know from
>experience that long-term (as distinct from rotating) chairs of
>long-lived bodies tend to be treated, externally at least, as
>spokespeople, etc.

We already have recall procedures for IAOC members.  They are 
documented in RFC 4071.  Since the first requirement to be a Trustee 
is to be an IAOC member, nothing further seems to be needed.


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