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Network Working Group                                           B. Leiba
Internet-Draft                                       Huawei Technologies
Updates: 3777 (if approved)                             October 28, 2012
Intended status: BCP
Expires: May 1, 2013


 Update to RFC 3777 to Clarify Nominating Committee Eligibility of IETF
                               Leadership
                   draft-leiba-3777upd-eligibility-05

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.

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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.    References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   5.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
   5.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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































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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, some IAOC members are selected by the nominating
   committee (see [RFC4071], Section 4), 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
   participation from working group chairs, IRTF research group chairs,
   members of directorates and special review teams, and members of
   other advisory bodies.


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

   The following paragraph replaces RFC 3777, Section 4, rule 15 in its
   entirety.

   15.  Any person who serves on any of the Internet Society Board of
   Trustees, the IAB, the IESG, or the IAOC, including those who serve
   on these bodies in ex-officio positions, may not volunteer to serve
   as voting members of the nominating committee.  Liaisons to these
   bodies from other bodies or organizations are not excluded by this
   rule.



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3.  Security Considerations

   This is a procedural document, and is entirely unrelated to security.


4.  IANA Considerations

   No IANA actions are requested by this document, and the RFC Editor is
   asked to remove this section before publication.


5.  References

5.1.  Normative References

   [RFC3777]  Galvin, J., "IAB and IESG Selection, Confirmation, and
              Recall Process: Operation of the Nominating and Recall
              Committees", BCP 10, RFC 3777, June 2004.

5.2.  Informative References

   [RFC4071]  Austein, R. and B. Wijnen, "Structure of the IETF
              Administrative Support Activity (IASA)", BCP 101,
              RFC 4071, April 2005.


Author's Address

   Barry Leiba
   Huawei Technologies

   Phone: +1 646 827 0648
   Email: barryleiba@computer.org
   URI:   http://internetmessagingtechnology.org/

















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