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IAB and IESG Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the Nominating and Recall Committees (RFC2027)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002581D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 9 page(s) / 23K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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J. Galvin: AUTHOR

Abstract

The process by which the members of the IAB and IESG are selected, confirmed, and recalled has been exercised four times since its formal creation. The evolution of the process has relied principally on oral tradition as a means by which the lessons learned could be passed on to successive committees. This document is a self- consistent, organized compilation of the process as it is known today.

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Network Working Group J. Galvin

Request for Comments: 2027 CommerceNet

BCP: 10 October 1996

Category: Best Current Practice

IAB and IESG Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process:

Operation of the Nominating and Recall Committees

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the

Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

The process by which the members of the IAB and IESG are selected,

confirmed, and recalled has been exercised four times since its

formal creation. The evolution of the process has relied principally

on oral tradition as a means by which the lessons learned could be

passed on to successive committees. This document is a self-

consistent, organized compilation of the process as it is known

today.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction ................................................ 1

2 General ..................................................... 3

3 Nominating Committee Selection............................... 6

4 Nominating Committee Operation............................... 7

5 Member Recall ............................................... 10

6 Security Considerations ..................................... 11

7 Editor's Address ............................................ 11

1. Introduction

By 1992, many aspects of the operation of the Internet Architecture

Board (IAB), Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and the Internet

Engineering Steering Group (IESG) had been reviewed and changes were

being implemented. Included in those changes was the process by

which members of the IAB and IESG are selected, confirmed, and

recalled. Since 1992, the process of selection and confirmation has

been exercised four times: 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995. The recall

process has not been exercised.

A single paragraph in RFC1602 is the extent to which the process has

been formally recorded to date. Informally, following the 1992

exercise of the process, an internet draft was distributed recording

many of the details of the operation of that first nominating

committee. In addition, in both 1994 and 1995, the POISED working

group met, which facilitated the "oral tradition" transference of the

selection and confirmation process lessons learned, including the

email archives of the working group mailing list. This document is a

self-consistent, organized compilation of the proces...