IETF News

Update from the NomCom

By: Mat Ford

Date: October 27, 2007

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NomCom Members 2007

Derek Atkins
Fred Baker, ISOC Liaison
Steven Blake
Christopher Boulton
Ian Chakeres
Lakshminath Dondeti, Chair
Lars Eggert, IESG Liaison
Ole Jacobsen
Andrew Lange, Advisor
Simon Leinen
Danny McPherson, IAB Liaison
Attila Takacs
Thomas Whalsh
Craig White
Dan Wing

During IETF 69, the NomCom collected feedback on member qualifications. Candidate interviews and community feedback will take place at IETF70 in Vancouver.

Number of people eligible to volunteer: ~900+
Number of volunteers: 108

The number of volunteers increased following a decrease in 2005 and 2006. This is a good sign. There is still a limited number of candidates for open positions in the IESG, IAB and IAOC. There could be a number of reasons why this would be, including the time commitment that’s required. There might also be a mismatch of the requirements for the positions (or at least a perceived one). Finally, potential candidates might think that the ‘incumbants are doing a fine job’ and therefore hesitate to volunteer.

The NomCom encourages the community to provide feedback to the NomCom at nomcom07@ietf.org on issues such as:

  • desirable qualifications for positions
  • possible time commitment
  • how IESG, IAB and other parts of the IETF are functioning

More input and more candidates would be helpful for the NomCom and for the whole IETF.

The following positions are up for considerations for the next term:

IAOC
Ed Juskevicius

IAB
Leslie Daigle
Elwyn Davies
Kevin Fall
Olaf Kolkman
David Oran
Eric Rescorla

IESG
Jari Arkko (Internet area)
Ross Callon (Routing area)
Cullen Jennings (Real-time Applications and Infrastructure area)
Lisa Dusseault (Applications area)
Sam Hartman (Security area)
Dan Romascanu (Operations and Management area)
Magnus Westerlund (Transport area)

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