[ripe-chair-discuss] Status of RIPE Chair discussion?
Nick Hilliard nick at foobar.org
Sat May 20 00:02:46 CEST 2017
Jim Reid wrote: > Job, your concerns are reasonable but perhaps over-stated. I would > like to think we can trust the RIPE Chairman to make a wise choice > about his or her successor. [It worked out just fine last time.] We > certainly should have enough confidence in the RIPE Chairman to make > that decision and get it right. If we can’t, how did someone with > such poor judgement ever get to become RIPE Chairman? I'm going to up-vote Job on this one, for the reasons stated in my previous emails to this list. There are many ways of handling leader selection, but nomination-by-previous-leader does not feature in the list of mechanisms which attracts the labels "bottom-up", "consensus-driven" or "community-oriented". If we truly intend to adhere to bottom-up principals in the ripe communtiy, we need to talk about a bottom-up selection process. Nick