Re: [rtcweb] The Voting Process

tim panton <tim@phonefromhere.com> Wed, 27 November 2013 18:02 UTC

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On 27 Nov 2013, at 17:54, John Leslie <john@jlc.net>; wrote:

> Magnus Westerlund <magnus.westerlund@ericsson.com>; wrote:
>> 
>> For the proposed voting process see our previous message
>> http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/rtcweb/current/msg09909.html
>> 
>> As I stated, we chairs will need to update this based on the discussion.
> 
>   I gather the WGCs intend to update that tomorrow.
> 
>   While I would _much_ prefer not to mix discussion of the process
> with discussion of the alternatives, there are some really serious
> problems with this proposal.

In the spirit of sheer mischief, I’d like to propose that individuals who
work for organisations that would directly profit from the gathering of license fees
should be requested to recuse themselves from the votes involving those fees, due to conflict of interest.

- This is the norm in voting for local government here in the UK.

Whilst I’m not entirely serious, I am raising this to indicate what happens when you start
to make up process on the fly.

Tim.