[rfc-i] Term for RSE

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 21:00:11 PST 2010

Hi Ted,

Something like three years followed by review seems reasonable.
However, I don't think the IAB can hold a contract; we'll
need a slightly more elaborate construction.

   Brian Carpenter

On 2010-11-19 13:45, Ted Hardie wrote:
> One issue I discussed with Glenn in Beijing that I feel needs a bit
> more discussion
> is the length of the term for the RSE.  For both the "Narrow" and the "Broad"
> interpretations of the role, it seems to me that 5 years is too long.  Note that
> the term for Lynn St. Amour as President of ISOC is done in 3 year contracts,
> not 5, and the IAD seems to have no set contract term laid out by RFC (at
> least I did not find it in RFC 4333 or the IASA site).  Glenn noted in
> his plenary
> presentation that the "RSE serves at the pleasure of the IAB", but how that
> is reconciled with a 5 year term is tricky.  If it means the IAB can
> fire the RSE
> at will, then I suggest we say so and eliminate the term; if the IAB
> must coordinate
> with the RSAG or otherwise get community input, I think we have to say
> that whatever term is assigned will almost always be served out (this community
> having real trouble firing anybody).  That argues to me to dropping the term
> length to something like 2 years with renewals up to 5 without a new search
> process.
> Note that someone would have to serve 3 consecutive terms on the IAB
> to be there for both the beginning and end of a 5 year term; that makes
> effective oversight a bit tough.
> regards,
> Ted
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