[ripe-chair-discuss] Status of RIPE Chair discussion?
Daniel Karrenberg daniel.karrenberg at ripe.net
Thu May 18 16:11:50 CEST 2017
On 18.05.17 13:56 , Job Snijders wrote: > If we sought to avoid "overly polemic debate", I expect that we'd show > restrain in the application of rethorical devices. Such as "You are of course entitled to your opinions."? "https://xkcd.com/605/" cannot be repeated often enough. Let me note however, that with that you made the implication, a rhetorical device, that by stating events in the past I was as making predictions about the future. I was not! I just stated that the chair naming their successor has worked once. And it has. > Also, we should be conservative in our judgement on how other > organisations (RIPE NCC, IETF, ITU, ICANN, etc) select their leadership, > for better or for worse. Since there is quite some overlap between > these communities, unfounded criticism may lead to alienation. Of course we should be conservative in judgement. However I have not heard any judgment of other organisation's procedures in this debate so far. All I have heard here is good arguments that these do not apply to RIPE. Daniel