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[rpd] Call for interest for PDWG chairs closed & Way forward

Mike Silber silber.mike at
Fri Apr 9 10:02:18 UTC 2021

Thanks Jaco

Adbulkarim has since withdrawn his nomination.

Accordingly we seem to have two valid candidates for co-chair.

I have worked with Vincent previously and agree with the views expressed regarding his capabilities.

I have not worked with Darwin, however I have been impressed with his clarity of thought and his civility on this list. I think that he can bring the fresh outlook some have been requesting - while working with a seasoned colleague.

It seems to me that we have arrived at a consensus and I fully support Vincent and Darwin as co-chairs.

I also support your proposal regarding term and tenure.



> On 8 Apr 2021, at 18:16, Jaco Kroon <jaco at> wrote:


> Hi All,


> Given that we've repeatedly stated that there should be a nominator and a seconder for all nominations, this means we only really received 3 nominations (3,4,5 below).


> Given that Abulkarim (4) was one of the co-chairs removed by the recall committee, and there has been controversy around the previous co-chairs, in my opinion we only really have two candidates.


> And both of these candidates seems to be good choices. From Vincent's (3) nomination, by Barry:


> "Vincent is an outstanding person for the PDWG as he was the first co-chair of the same back in the days. we need to bring back the fundamental values and hence i nominate him"


> I could not agree more about bringing back the fundamentals, and plainly Vincent has experience in a co-chair position that we desperately need at this point in time.


> Regarding Darwin (5), I've gone back and read a fair number of his emails over the last year or so, and Darwin in my opinion has a level head, the ability to reason and understand as well. I could not find a single example of him being involved personally in a controversy in spite of him providing his opinion on a number of topics.


> I would thus like to make two proposals.


> 1. We select the two candidates as above, in my opinion with Vincent in the two-year tenure and Darwin in the one year tenure. By consensus if possible.


> 2. Given that the next meeting is two months from now, I would like to propose that we measure these tenures as from "this year" such that the effective tenures will be one and two years respectively from now, and not "puppet" and "one year" effectively.


> Kind Regards,

> Jaco


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