Re: [rtcweb] Proposed Video Selection Process

Basil Mohamed Gohar <basilgohar@librevideo.org> Fri, 22 November 2013 15:54 UTC

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On 11/22/2013 10:49 AM, Emil Ivov wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 4:28 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>; wrote:
>> * Steve Donovan wrote:
>>> I am personally uncomfortable with the process as proposed.  I am one of
>>> those referred to as a "lurker" in previous emails.  This is my first
>>> post to this mailing list.  I have, however, read hundreds/thousands of
>>> emails sent to this list.  I have also signed the previous three rtcWEB
>>> blue lists.  I have not participated in meetings via Jabber.
>>
>>> I do NOT think that inventing arbitrary criteria for determining if I am
>>> eligible to vote is a good precedent to be setting in the IETF.
>>
>> The proposed criteria boil down to that anyone who can point to public
>> IETF records of their past participation in the Working Group can vote.
>> That is the most predictable set of criteria, and not arbitrary at all.
> 
> It does however produce a voter base that is of arbitrary relevance to
> the choice that we are trying to make.
> 
> Emil
> 
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I'm not intentionally trying to be contrary here, but the ones making
the choice are exactly the ones mentioned - those that have, somehow,
participated (with some kind of documentation) in any of the venues
through which IETF operates and discusses the matter at hand.

How else should someone's relevance for voting be determined?  IETF
(historically) makes decisions via consensus at meetings and on e-mail
lists.

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