[rfc-i] I-D Action: draft-iab-rfc-editor-model-v2-04.txt

Joel M. Halpern jmh at joelhalpern.com
Tue Mar 13 12:07:50 PDT 2012


If other folks think that change will address their concerns, and if no 
one objects, I am happy to put that change in the queue.

Yours,
Joel

On 3/13/2012 2:44 PM, SM wrote:
> At 11:10 13-03-2012, Joel M. Halpern wrote:
>> The point of the text was to describe the fact that since the RSOC is
>> an IAB Program, the IAB can appoint (and remove) members as it
>> chooses. Thus, IAB members can not join "at their whim", but rather
>> with the permission of the IAB. The fact that one IAB member is
>> monitoring the RSOC list but not participating in the discussion is
>> also with the knowledge and permission of the IAB.
>>
>> I guess what is really bothering me is that if I remove the text, none
>> of the facts to which you are objecting will cease to be the case. The
>> text is here so that everyone (the IAB, the RSOC members, the RSE, and
>> the community) understand what rules we are working under.
>
> The text can say many things depending on who is reading it. There are
> advantages and disadvantages to IAB members joining on an issue basis;
> or what might be described as short term perspective (Section 3.1.1,
> paragraph 1). The following text seems to be the point of contention:
>
> "Other IAB members may choose to be full members of the RSOC, with
> the consent of the IAB. This consent is primarily concerned with
> avoiding overpopulating the RSOC and providing it with relatively
> stable membership, which will work best if it is not too large a
> committee."
>
> Here's some text:
>
> In addition to the members from outside of the IAB appointed to the
> RSOC, IAB members may participate as full members of the RSOC with
> the consent of the IAB. This consent is primarily concerned with
> avoiding overpopulating the RSOC and providing it with relatively
> stable membership, which will work best if it is not too large a
> committee. Under most circumstances, there will be a specific
> individual IAB member appointed by the IAB as the program lead.
> This member's role is distinct from any RSOC internal organizational
> roles, such as the RSOC choosing to appoint a chair from among its
> members.
>
> I left out that the program lead is a full member as the first part of
> the paragraph already says that IAB members are fill members of the RSOC.
>
> Regards,
> -sm
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