[rfc-dist] RFC 3797 on Publicly Verifiable Nominations Committee (NomCom) Random Selection

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        RFC 3797

        Title:      Publicly Verifiable Nominations Committee (NomCom)
                    Random Selection
        Author(s):  D. Eastlake 3rd
        Status:     Informational
        Date:       June 2004
        Mailbox:    Donald.Eastlake at motorola.com
        Pages:      19
        Characters: 39883
        Obsoletes:  2777

        I-D Tag:    draft-eastlake-rfc2777bis-selection-04.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3797.txt


This document describes a method for making random selections in such
a way that the unbiased nature of the choice is publicly verifiable.
As an example, the selection of the voting members of the IETF 
Nominations Committee (NomCom) from the pool of eligible volunteers is
used.  Similar techniques would be applicable to other cases.

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Joyce K. Reynolds and Sandy Ginoza
USC/Information Sciences Institute

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