NomCom has entered a "quiet" week where nominations are now closed
and feedback on nominees hasn't started (the nominees have through
October 13 to accept nominations and provide questionnaire responses;
NomCom opens up for nominee feedback on Oct 14).
But "quiet" is boring. So I'd like to use this opportunity to encourage input on "Topics".
We've received input and feedback on some broader IETF issues from
some people. To get a better sense of where the community stands
on these Topics (and to know if there are other Topics we should think
about when interviewing nominees and selecting candidates), we need
more community input. These Topics are intended to help provide
NomCom with guidance and prioritization on what values and
competencies the community would like to see represented in both the
individual and the holistic composition of its leadership.
Topics received so far are listed on
- IESG expectations of Proposed Standard
- IESG and IAB as servants of the community
In case you're wondering, these were taken from Brian Carpenter's open
letter to NomCom (https://www.ietf.org/id/draft-carpenter-nomcom2020-letter-00.html).
We also received some similar input (not from Brian) during IETF 108
NomCom office hours.
There are many good ways for you to provide input to NomCom on
broader (not nominee-specific) topics:
1. Discussion on the ietf email list (for those who feel comfortable doing so)
2. Go to https://datatracker.ietf.org/nomcom/2020/feedback/ , click on
one of the Topics listed at the right, and enter your thoughts (an excellent
mechanism for those not fully comfortable with the ietf list)
3. An email to firstname.lastname@example.org (also an excellent mechanism for
those not comfortable with the ietf list, and can be used to suggest new
topics as well as comment on existing topics)
4. Attend our Office Hours (dates and times in November to be announced)
NomCom is expected to represent the IETF community. We need your
thoughtful input and feedback to do this well.
Next week I'll send an announcement calling for nominee feedback.
IETF NomCom Chair 2020-2021
nomcom-chair-2020 at ietf dot org