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[rpd] Criteria for Eligibility or Selection of PDWG Co-Chairs

Mark Elkins mje at
Fri Feb 19 08:40:54 UTC 2021

I generally agree with Noah on this.

On 2/19/21 7:51 AM, Noah wrote:

> Hi PDWG participants,


> Could we as a WG participants agree on a set of criteria for a WG

> participant to become a co-chair.


> This I believe is more important and I had shared some few ideas below

> a separate thread but I think it would make sense to work this out on

> this new thread.


> Some thoughts that crossed my mind as criteria;


> 1. Active participation in WG discussions by a participant, in say,

> the past 3 years.


> 2. Participant should demonstrate a clear understanding of the CPM and

> especially sections that relate to the PDWG.


> 3. Participant should have some 5 years sound technical experience in

> this space with a clear understanding of Internet Protocol and

> preferably having worked in this space.

I think Working in this space is a requirement rather than a desire -
otherwise fine.

> 4. Affiliation with an entity which is am AFRINIC resource members

> could come in handy for a participant interested in chairing policy

> discussions.

I'd rather say that this is a requirement.

> 5. Understanding of rfc7282 and what rough consensus and consensus is

> all about, after all consensus is a path and not a destination. This

> is very important.


> Other participants in this WG can also add and we see what criteria

> are more required and which ones to discard to keep it simple.


> I stand to be corrected but I think we as a WG have an obligation to

> first sort this requirements out before we can think of the selection

> of the interim co-chairs.


> Cheers

> Noah


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