Re: [rtcweb] Proposed Video Selection Process

David Singer <singer@apple.com> Thu, 21 November 2013 19:25 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Proposed Video Selection Process
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On Nov 21, 2013, at 10:26 , Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im>; wrote:

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> On 11/21/13 9:51 AM, Magnus Westerlund wrote:
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>> The method we propose is based on Instant-runoff voting, 
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant-runoff_voting, with the 
>> understanding that the choice will be the winner according to the 
>> Instant-runoff voting process.
> 
> I have the greatest respect for the chairs, but this is an engraved
> invitation for people to appeal whatever decision might be reached.
> 
> More fundamentally: Voting? At the IETF?? Really?!?
> 
> I sincerely hope we can figure out a better process…
> 

Me too.

For example, the W3C uses a Call for Objections process, where the option with the weakest technical objection is selected.  I fear that voting will result in a decision that won’t be honored by a significant part of the population.  We don’t need just a mandate, we want the effect of an effective mandate.


David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.