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

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Original Publication Date: 1996-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-16
Document File: 11 page(s) / 14K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Galvin: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2027: DOI

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. This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for improvements.

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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.

Galvin Best Current Practice [Page 1]

RFC 2027 NOMCOM and Recall Operation October 1996

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 process as described by each of these sources.

The process described here includes only items for which the consensus of those participating in the various discussions was easily recognized. As a result, two assumptions are made.

(1) The Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) and Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG) are not a part of the process described here.

(2) The organization (and re-organization) of the IESG is not a part of the process described here.

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