[rfc-i] RFC Editor Model Final Version?
rpelletier at isoc.org
Tue Sep 9 06:52:28 PDT 2008
On Sep 9, 2008, at 7:46 AM, Olaf Kolkman wrote:
> On Sep 6, 2008, at 12:41 PM, Ray Pelletier wrote:
>> On Sep 5, 2008, at 12:23 PM, Olaf Kolkman wrote:
>>> The IAOC has two alternative selection methods; it may consider in
>>> an RFI and subsequent RFP.
>> Strike ' it may consider in an RFI and subsequent RFP.' as the 2nd
>> alternative of community selecion and IAB confirmation falls
>> outside an RFP process
>>> The first alternative for the selection of the RFC Editor is
>>> through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process run by the IAOC. As
>>> in the first alternative, the IAOC would seek a person with the
>>> listed qualifications in a broadly distributed RFP. The winner
>>> would be selected by the IAOC in consultation with the IAB, and
>>> then, the IAOC would contract for the services. Contract terms,
>>> including length of contract, extensions and renewals, shall be as
>>> defined in an RFP. The opportunity to bid shall be broadly
>>> available. Expenses to support the administrative operation of
>>> the RFC Editor would be part of the awarded contract and be part
>>> of the IASA budget.
>>> The second alternative is an individual with the listed
>>> qualifications selected by the community and confirmed by the
>>> IAB. An approach similar to the one used by the IAB to select an
>>> IAOC member every other year as described in RFC 4333 could be
>>> used. Expenses to support the administrative operation of the RFC
>>> Editor selected in this manner would be part of the IASA budget.
>> Does either of these alternatives contemplate a salary or stipend
>> for the RFC Editor, which is likely to be a part time position? Or
>> is this ore akin to the volunteer positions like the IESG, IAB and
>> IAOC for which there is no salary or stipend?
> Ray, from the above it is not entirely clear to me what you are
> trying to propose.
> The intention of the text is that the model allows for two choices:
> o Selection by the IAB and expenses payed
> o Selection by the IAOC under contract (which includes a salary)
> I assume that you propose to add a third variety of how the function
> could be fulfilled into the model:
> o Selection by the IAB with a stipend
> Or is it that you would like to fix the model with only one
> selection method for the IAOC to use? I would not favor that as it
> removes flexibility for the implementation.
I can live with that for the flexibility it provides over the long term.
> Could you explain your argument for adding the 3rd option?
I believe the 3rd method is a hybrid of the two that addresses two
1. the community process with an IAB selection is a better method imho
for identifying and vetting a well qualified individual to serve as
the RFC Editor; and
2. providing a modest incentive as a stipend plus expenses will help
attract individuals to this position
in my community hat
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