Announcement
NomCom 2012-2013: Timeline and Seeds for Random Selection
July 26, 2012

From: NomCom Chair <nomcom-chair@ietf.org>
To: IETF Announcement List <ietf-announce@ietf.org>
Date: July 26, 2012
Subject: NomCom 2012-2013: Timeline and Seeds for Random Selection

This message provides the details for the random selection of the 10 voting members of the 2012-2013 NomCom. 
This information will soon be available on the NomCom website: https://www.ietf.org/group/nomcom/2012/

We will once again be using the publicly verifiable random selection algorithm specified in RFC 3797. 
This message contains both the timeline for performing the publicly verifiable selection 
as well as the random seeds that will be used as input for the selection algorithm. 

Please let me know if you have any questions about the timeline below or the seeds to be used for random selection.

Timeline:
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The following is the timeline for the selection of voting members for the 2011-12 Nomcom:

   * Nomcom Chair Announcement made: July 3, 2012;
   * First Call for Volunteers issued: June 6, 2012;
   * Second Call for Volunteers issued: July 24, 2012;
   * Announce date of Random Selection and seeds: July 26, 2012;
   * Third Call for Volunteers issued: July 30, 2012;
   * Call for Volunteers closes: August 5, 2012 at 23:59 EDT (UTC - 4);
   * Announcement of Qualified Volunteers: August 6, 2012;
   * Raise issues regarding Qualified Volunteers by August 9, 2012 at 17:00 EDT (UTC - 4);
   * Seed values available from seed sources: August 11, 2012;
   * Run random selection and publish results by August 12, 2012 at 08:00 EDT (UTC - 4);
   * Start challenge period on August 12, 2012 at 12:00 EDT (UTC - 4);
   * End challenge period on August 19, 2012 at 12:00 EDT (UTC - 4):
   * Final List of Nomcom members published: August 19, 2012;
   * Nomcom self-organizes: August 20 - 24, 2012;

NOTE:  The Nomcom will meet for the first time during the third full week of August. 
As soon as possible after this meeting an updated timeline will be published reflecting future Nomcom activities.

Seeds:
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The following are the seed sources (in order) that will be used in selecting the 2012-2013 NomCom members:

Canadian Lottery Lotto 649
Saturday August 11, 2012 Results:
  http://diffusion.loto-quebec.com/sw3/res/asp/index.asp?l=1&pRequest=2&cProduit=4
  (7 numbers including the bonus number: numbers between 1 and 49)

US National debt ("Debt Held by the Public"), published by the
Treasury department as of Thursday, August 9, 2012
  http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/BPDLogin?application=np 
  Last 8 digits, ignore the commas and periods

US National debt ("Intragovernmental Holdings"), published by the
Treasury department as of Thursday, August 9, 2011
  http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/BPDLogin?application=np 
  Last 8 digits, ignore the commas and periods

Euromillions Lottery
Friday August 10, 2012 Results:
 http://www.europeanlotteryguild.com/lottery_results/euromillions_results/
  (7 numbers including the star balls: 5 numbers between 1 and 50 and 2 star balls between 1 and 11)

All the above seeds will be provided (in the order listed above) as input to the RFC 3797 selection algorithm 
to determine the 10 voting members of the 2012-2013 NomCom.