Additional Criteria for Nominating Committee Eligibility

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Network Working Group                                     B.E. Carpenter
Internet-Draft                                         Univ. of Auckland
Intended status: Experimental                                 S. Farrell
Expires: 29 September 2020                        Trinity College Dublin
                                                           28 March 2020

        Additional Criteria for Nominating Committee Eligibility


   This document defines a process experiment under RFC 3933 that
   temporarily updates the criteria for qualifying volunteers to
   participate in the IETF Nominating Committee.  It therefore also
   updates the criteria for qualifying signatories to a community recall
   petition.  The purpose is to make the criteria more flexible in view
   of increasing remote participation in the IETF and a probable decline
   in face-to-face meetings.  This document temporarily varies the rules
   in RFC 8713.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction
   2.  Term of the Experiment
   3.  Goals
   4.  Criteria
   5.  Open Questions
   6.  Possible Future Work
   7.  IANA Considerations
   8.  Security Considerations
   9.  Acknowledgements
   10.  Normative References
   Appendix A.  Change Log
       A.1.  Draft-01 to -02
       A.2.  Draft-00 to -01
   Authors' Addresses

1.  Introduction

   According to [RFC8713], the IETF Nominating Committee is populated
   from a pool of volunteers with a specified record of attendance at
   IETF plenary face-to-face meetings.  In view of the unexpected
   cancellation of the IETF 107 meeting, the risk of future
   cancellations, the probability of less frequent meetings in future in
   support of sustainability, and a general increase in remote
   participation, this document defines a process experiment [RFC3933]
   of fixed duration to use additional criteria to qualify volunteers.

   Also according to [RFC8713], the qualification for signing a
   community petition for the recall of certain IETF office-holders is
   that same as for the Nominating Committee.  This document does not
   change that, but see Section 6.

   The source for this is at and PRs are
   welcome there.  Discussion on the list
   is also welcome.

2.  Term of the Experiment

   The cancellation of the in-person IETF 107 meeting, and the risk of
   IETF 108 also being cancelled, mean that the current criteria are in
   any case seriously perturbed for the next two years.  The experiment
   therefore needs to start as soon as possible.  However, the
   experiment does not apply to the selection of the 2020-2021
   Nominating Committee.

   The experiment will cover the two IETF Nominating Committee cycles
   starting in 2021 and 2022.  As soon as the 2022-2023 Nominating
   Committee is seated, the IESG must consult the Nominating Committee
   chairs involved and publish a report on the results of the
   experiment.  The IESG must then also begin a community discussion of
   whether to amend [RFC8713] in time for the 2023 Nominating Committee

3.  Goals

   The goals of the additional criteria are as follows:

   *  Mitigate the issue of active remote (or rarely in-person)
      participants being disenfranchised in the NomCom and recall

   *  Prepare for an era in which face-to-face plenary meetings are less
      frequent (thus extending the issue to many, perhaps a majority, of

   *  Ensure that those eligible are true "participants" with enough
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