Re: [rtcweb] Proposed Video Selection Process

Justin Uberti <juberti@google.com> Thu, 21 November 2013 19:33 UTC

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From: Justin Uberti <juberti@google.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:33:22 -0800
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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Proposed Video Selection Process
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My primary objection was to the tourist phenomenon you point out; if we are
going to allow lurkers to vote, we should do so regardless of whether their
presence is physical or virtual.

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Adam Roach <adam@nostrum.com>; wrote:

> On 11/21/13 10:56, Justin Uberti wrote:
>
>> Following an IETF meeting on Jabber doesn't count as participating?
>>
>> The "big guy vs little guy" narrative continues...
>>
>
> I think that's a bit specious. If someone is following the issue at such a
> distance that they haven't expressed an opinion on the mailing list, I
> can't see how taking a vote from them counts as anything other than simple,
> old-fashioned ballot stuffing.
>
> I'll take it one step further. I find the prospect that we're allowing
> blue sheets to stand in for participation to be highly questionable:
> letting the tourists vote is weighting the opinion of demonstrably
> uninvolved (or less-involved) parties at the same level as those who have
> actually been working on the topic. I do not think that a blue-sheet sign
> in without any on-list participation should be sufficient to participate in
> the kind of process the chairs are proposing.
>
> Or perhaps I'm missing something. Is there something about the
> capabilities of "the little guy" that makes sending an email an
> unrealistically high barrier to entry?
>
> /a
>