Process Experiment: Expanded Qualification of Nominating Committee Selecting Members
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Network Working Group                                  M. Kucherawy, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                         November 15, 2016
Intended status: Experimental
Expires: May 19, 2017

   Process Experiment: Expanded Qualification of Nominating Committee
                           Selecting Members
                   draft-kucherawy-nomcom-procexp-01

Abstract

   The criteria by which one qualifies to be a selecting member of the
   IETF Nominating Committee are somewhat limited, having been developed
   long before the current IETF meeting model that allows for greater
   remote participation both during and between organized meetings.
   This document describes a process experiment whereby those criteria
   are extended to meet the IETF's current participation model.  If
   successful, the results of this experiment can be folded into our
   permanent NomCom procedures.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Definition of the Experiment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Evaluating the Experiment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   6.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   Appendix A.  Acknowledgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

1.  Introduction

   This document describes an IETF Process Experiment as described in
   [RFC3933].  The goal of the experiment is to test a new model for
   qualification as a selecting member of the IETF Nominating Committee
   ("NomCom"), which is defined in [RFC7437].

   Since 1996, the criteria for qualifying as a selecting member of the
   NomCom required recent in-person attendance at several meetings; the
   first two NomCom documents said "two of the last three meetings", and
   the two that followed said "three of the last five meetings".  The
   purpose of this constraint is to prefer community members that have
   had an opportunity to observe the contributions and conduct of other
   members directly rather than purely through remote participation.

   This has served the IETF well, though recently it has been observed
   that this explicitly excludes participants whose contributions are
   primarily remote, and may select for people with the budgets to
   travel and pay registration fees yet actually contribute to the IETF
   less than some remote participants.  This is the issue that this
   process experiment seeks to resolve.

2.  Definition of the Experiment

   This experiment is defined to last for one year, starting with the
   first call for volunteers to serve as NomCom selecting members, and
   ending when that NomCom has completed its work and thus dissolves.
   The next NomCom after publication of this document is approved and
   published is the one that will carry out the experiment.

   For the NomCom cycle conducting the experiment, the Chair of that
   NomCom shall permit into the volunteer pool any person that chooses
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