[rfc-i] RSOC name

Ole Jacobsen olejacobsen at me.com
Mon Aug 19 15:00:13 PDT 2019


Speaking as someone who was part of the first RSOC and the committee 
that found Heather, I am not particularly surprised that there were 
not more bidders the second time around, or the first time for that 
matter. The RSE is quite a specialized job, we are IMO not looking for 
a generic "editor" or "someone with copy-editing experience" or 
"someone who has published an RFC" in spite of such claims on various 
lists. I continue to be confused by the notion that an early rebid 
would somehow improve this situation, but that debate has already 
happened, so I am sure our efforts should be focused instead on 
finding a new RSE and/or an interim one as soon as possible.


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On Mon, 19 Aug 2019, Sarah Banks wrote:

> Hi Jim,
> 	Thanks for the clarification. A few things..
>  Joel was a part of the original RSOC that led to the first search 
>  that found Heather. He was a part of the second RSOC that led to 
>  the rebid of the contract, per RFC6635. I, and Tony, were also a 
>  part of that second RSOC when the contract went out to bid per 
>  process, and found Heather. However, when the current RSOC made the 
>  decision to reup the contract in December but rebid in in 2 years, 
>  Joel was no longer on the RSOC, and there were only 2 members 
>  remaining from the previous RSOC when the bid/search went out - 
>  myself and Tony. I hope that clarifies that, and I apologize for 
>  any confusion. We did not check in with previous RSOC members; the 
>  feedback was clear. We, as well as Heather, had raised the issue 
>  that only 1 bidder had bid the last time (Heather), and that was 
>  concerning. New members of the RSOC felt that perhaps we could find 
>  new ways to attract more/additional bidders. I'll point out that 
>  I've said this several times now, that the RSOC decided to rebid 
>  the contract in e fforts to address the concern that we'd 
>  previously received only 1 bid.
> Thanks,
> Sarah

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