Update to RFC 3777 to Clarify Nominating Committee Eligibility of IETF Leadership
draft-leiba-3777upd-eligibility-04

The information below is for an old version of the document
Document Type Active Internet-Draft (individual in gen area)
Last updated 2012-10-25 (latest revision 2012-09-26)
Stream IETF
Intended RFC status Best Current Practice
Formats plain text pdf html
Stream WG state (None)
Consensus Unknown
Document shepherd None
IESG IESG state IESG Evaluation
Telechat date
Responsible AD Russ Housley
Send notices to barryleiba@computer.org, sm+ietf@elandsys.com
Network Working Group                                           B. Leiba
Internet-Draft                                       Huawei Technologies
Updates: 3777 (if approved)                           September 26, 2012
Intended status: BCP
Expires: March 30, 2013

 Update to RFC 3777 to Clarify Nominating Committee Eligibility of IETF
                               Leadership
                   draft-leiba-3777upd-eligibility-04

Abstract

   RFC 3777 specifies that "sitting members" of the IAB and IESG "may
   not volunteer to serve on the nominating commitee".  Since that
   document was written the IAOC was formed, and that body is not
   covered by RFC 3777.  There is also uncertainty about whether ex-
   officio members and liaisons are included as "sitting members".  This
   document updates RFC 3777 and clarifies those situations.

Status of this Memo

   This Internet-Draft is submitted in full conformance with the
   provisions of BCP 78 and BCP 79.

   Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering
   Task Force (IETF).  Note that other groups may also distribute
   working documents as Internet-Drafts.  The list of current Internet-
   Drafts is at http://datatracker.ietf.org/drafts/current/.

   Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months
   and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any
   time.  It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference
   material or to cite them other than as "work in progress."

   This Internet-Draft will expire on March 30, 2013.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2012 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the
   document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal
   Provisions Relating to IETF Documents
   (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of
   publication of this document.  Please review these documents
   carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect
   to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must

Leiba                    Expires March 30, 2013                 [Page 1]
Internet-Draft          NonCom Eligibility Update         September 2012

   include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of
   the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as
   described in the Simplified BSD License.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

   2.  Replacement of RFC 3777, Section 4, Rule 15 . . . . . . . . . . 3

   3.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

   5.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

       Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Leiba                    Expires March 30, 2013                 [Page 2]
Internet-Draft          NonCom Eligibility Update         September 2012

1.  Introduction

   The "Operation of the Nominating and Recall Committees" document
   [RFC3777] defines the nominating committee process.  One of the key
   points in the process and in the selection of the nominating
   committee is that the IETF wants to avoid having its top leadership
   be self-selecting: the leaders should not be the ones who choose the
   leaders.  The selection of the nominating committee, therefore,
   excludes those individuals who are in top leadership positions
   currently.

   That said, it would be bad to eliminate people who have the
   experience necessary to understand of the IETF process: those
   individuals can bring a broader perspective to the nominating
   committee and will help ensure that the people it selects for the
   leadership positions are better prepared to fulfill the roles.

   RFC 3777 specifies that "sitting members" of the IAB and IESG "may
   not volunteer to serve on the nominating committee".  Since that
   document was written the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee
   (IAOC) was formed, and that body is not covered by RFC 3777.  There
   is also uncertainty about whether ex-officio members liaisons, and
   such are included as "sitting members".  This document updates RFC
   3777 and clarifies those situations, with the understanding that the
   intent of RFC 3777 was to exclude those currently in IETF leadership
   positions from voting on the selection of the new leadership.

   In order to allow the largest reasonable list of potential nominating
   committee members, we do not want to exclude those at lower levels of
   IETF leadership.  In particular, this document does not exclude
Show full document text