Re: [rtcweb] Proposed Video Selection Process

Adam Roach <adam@nostrum.com> Thu, 21 November 2013 19:13 UTC

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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