Announcement
Nomcom 2007-8: Notes on Voting Member Time Commitment
June 20, 2007

From: NomCom Chair <nomcom-chair@ietf.org>
To: IETF Announcement list <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Date: June 20, 2007
Subject: Nomcom 2007-8: Notes on Voting Member Time Commitment

Folks

Some of you have asked for clarifications on the time commitments of voting
members.  BCP 10 has the details of the process and the role of the voting and
non-voting members.  Here are some notes for your quick reference on how it
might be in practice:

If all goes well with the selection process, the members begin their work at
the Chicago IETF meeting.  The plan is for the members to attend the Chicago and
Vancouver IETF meetings to interview and/or gather feedback and input from the
community, including people in leadership
positions: WG and RG chairs, the IAOC, the IAB and the IESG.  We can address
exceptional circumstances on a case-by-case basis, but that is the general
expectation.

The Nomcom will then spend about a month (4-5 weeks) self-organizing. 
There will be 1-2 hrs per week of conference calls and BCP 10 as the reading
assignment.  As with anything IETF, there will be some email traffic too.

Subsequent to that, the candidate selection phase begins which lasts about 4
months.  During that phase there is a good amount of reading: 
especially candidate statements and community feedback.  There will also be
discussions and deliberations via 2 hrs per week of conference calls and email.
That's under normal operating conditions.  If there are interim openings, there
will be slightly additional work.

We (the entire nomcom) can make efforts to distribute the work evenly over that
period of 5 months, so as to be as non-disruptive to our day jobs as possible.

If you have any specific questions or requests for clarifications, please do
not hesitate to contact me.

thanks,
Lakshminath
Nomcom 2007-8 Chair