[rfc-i] RSOC oversight role
glenn at riveronce.com
Tue Feb 15 19:44:18 PST 2011
In order to maintain a clear line between the oversight role of the
RSOC and the development role of the RSE, I recommend adding
the following sentence to Section 3 of draft-kolkman-rse-2011-02,
probably immediately after the 3rd sentence:
"RSOC and its members should abstain from direct participation
in policy-making or formation of policy-making committees, which
would interfere with RSOC's oversight role."
FYI, Section 3 follows:
3. RSE oversight
The IAB is responsible for oversight over the RFC Series.
In order to provide continuity over periods longer than the nomcom
appointment cycle and assure that oversight is informed through
subject matter experts the IAB will establish a group that implements
oversight for the IAB, the RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC).
The RSOC will act with authority delegated from the IAB: In general
it will be the RSOC that will approve consensus policy and vision
documents as developed by the RSE in collaboration with the
In those general cases the IAB is ultimately responsible for
oversight and acts as a body for appeal and resolution.
For all aspects that affect the RSE itself (e.g. hiring and firing)
the RSOC prepares recommendations for the IAB but final decision is
the responsibility of the IAB. For instance the RSOC would:
o perform annual reviews of the RSE and reports to the IAB.
o manage RSE candidate selection and advises the IAB on candidate
appointment (in other words select the RSE, subject to IAB
It is expected that such oversight by the IAB is a matter of due
diligence and that the reports and recommendations from the RSOC are
approached as if they are binding.
There is one aspect in which the RSOC will work with the IASA: the
renumeration of the RSE itself. The RSOC will propose a budget for
approval to the IASA.
The RSOC will be responsible to ensure that the RFC Series is run in
a transparent and accountable manner.
The RSOC shall develop and publish its own rules of order.
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