Nominating Committee Process: Incumbent Review Model

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The traditional IETF Nomcom model treats incumbents and new nominees (for the same and other positions) as equivalent. This has not proven realistic in practice and has had a number of undesirable side effects. This document reviews the issues and the specific changes to the model that take advantage of the differences between incumbents and new nominees.


John Klensin (
Spencer Dawkins (

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