[ripe-chair-discuss] Some observations and opinions.
Brian Nisbet brian.nisbet at heanet.ie
Thu Jul 19 18:16:55 CEST 2018
> -----Original Message----- > From: ripe-chair-discuss <ripe-chair-discuss-bounces at ripe.net> On Behalf Of > Jim Reid > Sent: Monday 16 July 2018 17:34 > To: Lars-Johan Liman <liman at netnod.se> > Cc: RIPE Chair Discussion List <ripe-chair-discuss at ripe.net> > Subject: Re: [ripe-chair-discuss] Some observations and opinions. > > > > > On 16 Jul 2018, at 17:02, Lars-Johan Liman <liman at netnod.se> wrote: > > > > However, I think there are few areas where I think we need to make > > sure that there is consensus in the wider community. > > I agree. The current proposal is very good and there's lots I like. Congrats to > Anna and everyone else who helped put this together. +1 > There's one omission though. I'd like the decision of the WG Chairs Collective > (WGCC) to get endorsed by the RIPE Community. ie > > NomCom recommends > WGCC selects > Community approves > > This would give us a reasonable set of checks and balances that allows the > community to retain overall control without getting bogged down in the > implementation detail of the selection machinery. I think, as there was on the only hand over, there must be acclamation from the community. The Plenary session of a RIPE meeting seems like the obvious place for this, given easy remote participation is possible. However... I want to make a comment about the removal. Yes, the AA-WG did remove a Co-Chair, but it was such a complicated and torturous process that it moved us towards putting procedures in place for same. I believe, as the person on stage at the time, I can speak with some authority about how unpleasant it was and how I would prefer to never do it again. Now, I do not believe that we need a complicated procedure here, but I think I would like to see something like: "If the Chair has lost the faith and trust of the community, then the community/RIPE meeting Plenary/something similar can ask them to step down. The Vice-Chair would then assume the Chairs duties while a new selection procedure takes place." I think it is good governance to write this down, and it chimes with what has been described here, without getting into any procedural weeds. Thanks, Brian