Re: Challenge: was Re: Updated Nomcom 2020-2021: Result of random selection process

Rob Sayre <> Sun, 12 July 2020 08:28 UTC

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From: Rob Sayre <>
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 01:28:16 -0700
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Subject: Re: Challenge: was Re: Updated Nomcom 2020-2021: Result of random selection process
To: Yoav Nir <>
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On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM Yoav Nir <> wrote:

> Clearly, Luigi requested to be removed because both he and the NomCom
> chair agreed with an interpretation like mine. If the powers that be (which
> AFAIK is the NomCom chair) decide that this is a wrong interpretation, he
> should at least be allowed to withdraw his resignation which was made in
> error.

I don't agree with your reading of the RFC. But, even if I did, it seems
unwise to do this kind of negotiation. Your reading grants the chair a lot
of discretion, but does not make a case for this particular decision.
For example, one relevant piece of information might be who the next few
candidates would have been.

It would be a shame to call any of these into question:

- selection of NomCom members
- the actions of their nominees
- the IETF itself

If those seem questionable, there is no benefit to publishing an RFC over
an Internet Draft.