[ripe-chair-discuss] Status of RIPE Chair discussion?
Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Thu May 18 18:02:11 CEST 2017
Job Snijders wrote: > On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 01:23:03PM +0200, Daniel Karrenberg wrote: >> I referred to Rob Evans' proposal: "The RIPE Chairperson is appointed >> by his/her predecessor, but serves the RIPE community." > > Perhaps I am missing something glaring obvious, but you are suggesting > there may be concensus on rob's proposal, which arrived 45 minutes ago > in my mailbox, and to which I have seen only 1 reply (namely yours)? This is a terrible idea and I have to agree with the lack of consensus on this point. As a separate observation, dynasties are the antithesis of bottom up process and it's quite surprising to see this being proposed seriously. I'm all in favour of aspiring towards having benign philosophers, and perhaps we've been lucky that all two chairs so far have fallen into this category. But if the position of RIPE chair has responsibilities, it's probably safe to assume that someone non-optimal will fall into this position at some stage, and maybe we need to look at this debate from a different point of view, namely talking about how to get the wrong person out, as much as we need to talk about how to get the right person in. Nick