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

Noah noah at
Fri Apr 9 10:50:08 UTC 2021

Hi Lucilla,

On Fri, 9 Apr 2021, 13:12 lucilla fornaro, <lucillafornarosawamoto at>


> Not to mention that it seems like we are restricting access to a limited

> number of people,


This is a mischaractirization. The secretariat posted 6 application
submission and 2 of them through an open and transparent process turned out
to be invalid while 4 applications were valid.

What restrictions are you talking about?.

which is unfair and goes against the principle of openness and

> inclusiveness.


Dont be dishonest by using talking points of "openness", "inclusiveness"
and "unfairness".

The process has been very open and inclusive otherwise the invalid
applications would not have landed on this WG mailing list.

The process has been very fair with only the 2 nominations being found to
be invalid out of the 6 applications.

The WG was given a timeline for nomination. Both Widjane and Antony
applications were submitted for nominations within the specified deadline.
Where is the unfairness you are talking about?

Both of their nominator did not approve of the nomination or the motivation
for their candidacy.

A nominator must be someone known to a nominee and not a proxy or broker.
The nominators didnt even have a clue. There were also conditions about a
resource member as a seconder in the application form.

Both didn't have seconder in their applications submitted before the
deadline. Even when Wollner attempted to nominate both, their submissions
that came after the deadline as posts on rpd list also lacked seconder.

I mean one of the valid nominees has since declined their nomination and
thanked their nominator.

Let us be honest as a self organized WG instead of some members always
making incorrect claims even when the truth is before their own face.

In fact the co-chairs role in terms of selection of volunteers should
continue to be as transparent as possible going forward.

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